Oberonia simplex Aver. 2016

TYPE Drawing by Leonid Averanov and T Maisak and Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016

Full Shade Warm Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Simple Oberonia [refers to the simple, unlobed, rectangular-ligulate lip]

Flower Size .36 to .52" [.9 to 1.3 cm]

Found in Cambodia in submontane broad-leaved primary and old secondary humid cloud dwarf forest on granite, usually along small streams at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing canopy and branch epiphyte with a abbreviate, very short stem completely covered by 3 to 7, imbricate, distichous, fleshy, with more or less distinct articulation at the base, lanceolate, slightly oblique, triangular obtuse at apex leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a subterminal, arching to almost straight, peduncle stout, erect, straight or slightly arching, .16 to .8" [0.4 to 2 cm] long, provided with many spirally arranged, overlapping, narrowly lanceolate to almost filiform aristate sterile bracts, rachis arching to almost straight, more or less rigid, finely longitudinally ribbed, .32 to 1" [0.8 to 2.5 cm long, several to many flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, in the basal part of raceme, broadly ovate apically, triangular, concave, shortly acuminate, incise irregularly denticulate along the margin, during anthesis more or less recurved, somewhat to longer than the ovary floral bracts

"The species differs from all its known congeners by its ligulate unlobed lip, which represents a unique character within the genus" Averyanov etal 2016


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *photo/drawing fide;