Oberonia tatianae Aver. 2015 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Averyanov and Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong

Full Shade Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning Tatiana's Oberonia [Mrs. Tatiana Maisak Plant Artist and Orchid Gardender current]

Flower Size .048 to .056" [1.2 to 1.4 mm]

Found in northern Vietnam in primary broad-leaved and mixed, humid, shady evergreen forests often on mossy trees at elevations of 1500 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, clustering epiphyte with a short, branching stem carrying 6 to 14, slightly fleshy, no basal articulation, distichous, equitant, oblong-narrowly ovate, somewhat recurved, apiculate leaves that blooms in the winter on a straigth to arching, paniculate, peduncle slender, curved, provided with many narrowly triangular, acuminate, sterile bracts, .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long overall, rachis straight to arching, longitudinally ribbed, verticillate whiorled, many flowered inflorescnence with narrowly triangular, straight, erect, acuminate to shortly aristate, as long as the flowers to slightly shorter floral bracts and carrying wide open flowers.

"The new species resembles Oberonia pachyphylla King & Pantl., but it differs well in the fmbriate floral bracts, the verruculose sepals, the denticulate petals and the fimbriate lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan Drawing/photo fide