Oberonia miniata Lindl. 1843

Photo by Jeffery Champion.

Plant and Flowes in situ

Photo by Saw Leng Guan and the The Biological Diversity Clearing House Website

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

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Common Name The Rust Red Oberonia

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Thailand and penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Borneo in lowland forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying very oblique, acute, upper edge nearly straight, outer edge incurved towards the tip leaves that blooms on an axillary, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers in rather irregular whorls

Synonyms Iridorkis miniata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis miniata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia discolor J.J.Sm. 1917; Oberonia rolfeana King & Pantl. 1897;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing ok; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #6 2019 photo fide;