Oberonia seidenfadeniana J.Joseph & Vajr. 1971 publ. 1974

Drawing by Sivanandan

Common Name Seidenfaden's Oberonia [Danish Diplomat and Orchid Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .043" [1.75 mm]

Found in southern India at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing, erect or pendulous epiphyte with a fan of ensiform, acute, articulate basally leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an adnate to the upper leaf, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, sterile tip .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, slightly arcuate, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, irregularily denticulate margins, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish to golden yellow flowers in close whorls.


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