Oberonia truncata 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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Common Name The Truncate Oberonia

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in submontane to tropical wet evergreen forests at elevationsof 900 to 1250 meters as an mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short non-pseudobulbous stem carrying fleshy, distichous, equitant, laterally compressed, ensiform, straight to subfalcate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, spiciform,racemose, simultaneously opening, peduncle adnate tothe uppermost leaf, flattened, rachis to 1.6" [4 cm] long, stout, striagh to curved, obscurely whorle fasciles, many flowered inflorescence with as long as to longer than the flowers, lanceolate, acuminate, apiculate, somewhat serrulate margin floral bracts and carrying greenish yellow flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide;