Oberonia pachyphylla King & Pantl. 1898 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

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

Full Shade Hot LATEFallWinter

Common Name The Broad Leaved Oberonia

Flower Size 1/3" [8 mm]

Found in the the eastern Himalayas, India, Assam, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations around 50 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short not tufted stem carrying very fleshy, broadly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on an axillary, fleshy, terete, not adnate to the leaf, verticillate, deflexed thick then tapering towards the apex, 1.35 to 2.8" [2.8 to 4.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-orbicularerose. fleshy, acut floral bracts.

Synonyms Oberonia apiculata Kerr 1927; Oberonia crassirachis Guillaumin 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as O apiculata drawing good; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide;Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007;