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

Part Shade

Common Name The Weragama Oberonia [An area of southwestern Sri Lanka]

Flower Size .048" [1.2 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations around 210 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short, compressed stem carrying 4 to 5, distichous, laterally compressed, equitant, fleshy, lanceolate to ensiform, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, whorled, racemose, 2.24" [5.6 cm] long, oipening from below the apex and then downwards, terminal flowers do not open, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, slightly irregular margin floral bracts and carrying reddish brown flowers.


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