Oberonia wallie-silvae Jayaw. 1963 Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool MID Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name Wallie Silva's Oberonia

Flower Size .048" [1.2 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in submontane and tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with compressed, non-pseudobulbous stems carrying distichous, fleshy, equitant, laterally compressed, ensiform, decurved, acuminate, acute leaves that blooms in the mid winter and early spring on an erect then wavy curving, spiciform, peduncle closely enveloped by sterile bracts right down to the base, racemose, to 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, acute floral bracts and carrying very small, reddish brown flowers.


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