Oberonia toppingii Ames 1914

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Inflorescence

Plant And Flowers

Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Part Shade HotWinter

Common Name Topping's Oberonia [Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations below 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a semi-pendulous stem enveloped completely by imbricating, conduplicate, lanceolate leaves that blooms on a pendant, 4" [to 10 cm] long, racemose, densely many flowered inflorescence in the fall and winter.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;