Oberonia gammiei King & Pantl. 1897 SUBGENUS Oberonia

Flower closeup

Plant and Flower

Photo by André Schuiteman, Courtesy of Jaap Vermeulen and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part Sun WarmSummer

Common Name or Meaning Gammie's Oberonia [English Plant Collector in China 1800's] - In China Chi Ban Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size .08" [1.5 mm]

Found in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, southern Yunnan and Hainan Island China as well as Vietnam in forests on trees or on rocks at elevations of 500 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a fan-shaped array of, several, distichous, conduplicate, curved, acute, equitant leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect to arching, terminal, basally narrowly winged, peduncle 4 to 11.2" [10 to 28 cm] long, rachis 2.8 to 7.2" [7 to 18 cm] long, laxly many [20] flowered inflorescence with several to many very small sterile bracts and sub-oblong-ovate, irregularily erose to dentate margined floral bracts.

Synonyms Oberonia regnieri Finet 1908; Oberonia saururus Ridl. 1911; Oberonia trullilabris Guillaumin 1960

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O regnieri; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O saururus; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as O saururus; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Thailand Vol 2 Vadhanaphuti 2012 photo hmm; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 5–58 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;