Oberonia teres Kerr 1927

Photo by Li Yuling


Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part Shade Hot Warm LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Terete Oberonia

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam and Thailand at eklevations of 300 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying 8 or so, distichous, laterally compressed, linear, falcate, fleshy, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, short peduncle, 1.6" [4 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescnece.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #1 Orchid Genera in Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;