Oberonia jenkinsiana Griff. ex Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Flower Size


Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Guy Van der Kinderen

Full shadeHot TO Cool

Common Name or Meaning Jenkin's Oberonia [English Collector 1800's] - In China Tiao Lie Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size 1/20" [1mm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand and southern China on trees in forests at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphtye with a short stem carrying 4 to 5, linear-ensiform, acute to subacute, leaves in a fan shape that blooms in the fall on a decurved, verticillate, 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with filiform, subsimilar, reflexed floral bracts

Synonyms Iridorkis jenkinsiana (Griff. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis jenkinsiana (Griff. ex Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 Drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo good;