Oberonia obcordata Lindl.1859 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Photo by Roland Amsler


Drawing by Seidenfaden

Another Drawing

Drawing by Hookers Icones Plantarum, vol. 18, t. 1783 1888 The Plant Illustrations.org Website

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Common Name The Reverse Heart Shaped Oberonia -In China Ju Hong Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size .08" [1.5 mm]

Found in the the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand in forests on rocks at elevations of 1350 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with a leafy, compressed stem carrying linear, falcate, acute, fleshy leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, erect, slender, verticillate, .8 to 3" [2 to 7.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with much longer than the pedicel, lanceolate, acuminate, distantly serrate floral bracts carrying orange brown, verticillate flowers.

Synonyms Iridorkis obcordata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Iridorkis treutleri (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis obcordata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia orbicularis Hook.f. 1888; Oberonia treutleri Hook.f. 1888;

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/photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as O orbicularis; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo ok; Gard. Bull. Singapore 67[1]:118 Kurzweil & Lwin 2015 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;