Oberonia seidenfadenii ( H.J.Su ) Ormerod 2002

Photo by LI Yu-ling, Ye De-ping, YI Qi-fei, XING Fu-wu and Two Newly Recorded Species of Oberonia (Orchidaceae) from Mainland China Pdf File

Drawing Drawing by Su Hong-Jye

Common Name Seidenfaden's Oberonia [Danish Ambassador and botanist in Thailand 1900's] - In China Mi hua yuan wei lan

Flower Size .052" [1.3 mm]

Found in Taiwan in broad leaved forests at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to short stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying 3 to 5, distichous-equitant, laterally compressed, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, fleshy, obliquely articulate basally leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect-arching, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts.


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; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;