Oberonia microphylla (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Photo by The Species Identification Task Force Website


Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

What is considered as O rosea in situ Taiwan

Photo by J.J. Merry and his Flickr Photo Website

Common Name The Small Leaved Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Vietnam and Taiwan in evergreen forests along streams in very wet forests at elevations of 250 to 1250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with thin stems enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheath bases carrying 5 or so, different sized, rather narrow, scarsely diverging from one another and curving inward, distichous-equitant, laterally compressed, acuminate to slightly curve-tipped leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, to 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with oblong floral bracts and [2 to 3 mm] between each whorl of flowers .

Synonyms Iridorkis microphylla (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis microphylla Blume 1825; Oberonia kusukusensis Hayata 1914; Oberonia rosea Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 21 Hooker 1890 as O rosea drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as O rosea drawing ok; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 as O rosea; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea Royen 1979; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #13 753 - 819 Liparinae 1983 os O kusukusensis drawing fide/photo ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidebnfaden & Wood 1992 as O rosea drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as O rosea; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as O rosea drawing ok; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as O kusukusensis photos good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as O rosea photo ok; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as O rosea photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2017 photo fide;