Oberonia minima Ames 1915

Collection sheet by Oakes Ames

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Common Name The Least Oberonia [refers to the plants diminutive size]

Flower Size minute

Found in Leyte island of the Philippines at elevations around 60 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slightly elongated stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying 2 ranked, ensiform, overlapping, obliquely ascending, often curved with parellel edges, linear, acute leaves that blooms on a very slender, terminal, erect, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, few linear to linear-lanceolate, acute bracted, loosely many flowered inflorescence with linear, acute floral bracts and carrying the red and yellow flowers in whorls.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1922; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 2015 photo fide;