Oberonia segawae T.C.Hsu & S.W.Chung 2008

Plant and Flowers in situ Taiwan

Photos by TaiBNET and The Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility Website


Common Name Segawa's Oberonia [Japanese Botanist 1900's] - In China Chi Chun yuan wei lan

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in Taiwan in moist broad leaved forests along streams at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying 5 to 8, sub-basal, narrowly ensiform, fleshy, jointed basally leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, terete, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, floral bracts and carrying whorled flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;