Oberonia multidentata Aver. 2007 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Drawing by Averyanov and Taiwania 52: 300 2007 The New Species of Orchids from Vietnam Website


Common Name The Many Toothed Oberonia

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Vietnam in broad-leaved evergreen forests on limestone and sandstone on tall trees at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte without a stem but 3 to 4 close, rosulate, imbricate, laterally compressed, broadly lanceolate, ensiform, straight to slightly falcate, acute, flat leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an erect, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 mm] long, covered with numerous, narrowly cuneate, acuminate bracts, rachis 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, longitudinally ridged, truncate, densely spirally arranged, many flowered inflorescence with triangular ovate, acute, 2 to 3 toothed along each side, more or less reflexed, shorter to slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying wide open yellow- orange flowers.

Similar to O rassmussenii and O quadridentata which both have dentate lip side lobes but O multidentata differs in the numerous, long, narrowly cuneatem toothed side lobes of the lip and the thick, truncate rachis of the inflorescence and the few broad leaves." Averyanov 2007


References * Taiwania 52: 287 Averyanov 2007 photo/drawing fide; * Taiwania 52: 300 Averyanov 2007 Drawing/photo fide