Oberonia nayarii R.Ansari & N.P.Balak. 1990 TYPE Drawing by Sivanandan


Common Name Nayar's Oberonia [Indian Director of the Botanical Survey of India 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in southern India at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, mostly erect epiphyte with a fan of dirty green, oblong-ensiform, subacute, articulate basally leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on an adnate to the upper leaf, peduncle to 1.2" [3 cm] long, minutely 2 winged, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, erect, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, entire or shallowly serrate, sparsely glandular-dotted floral bracts and carrying white to pale greenish flowers turning to brownish yellow in time, held in close whorls.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide;