Oberonia tenuis Lindl. 1859 Drawing by M. D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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 <P><font color=orange>Common Name</font color=orange> The Delicate Oberonia
<p><font color=carmine>Flower Size</font color=carmine> .06Found in India and Sri Lanka tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations around 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with brown, linear-oblong to linear-lanceolate, subfalcate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a bracteate, .08 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescene with oblong to linear-lanceolate floral bracts and carrying brownish red flowers

Synonyms Iridorkis tenuis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis tenuis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide;