Oberonia prainiana King & Pantl. 1895 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Plant and Flower

Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright

Full Shade Hot Cool Spring Summer

Common Name Prain's Oberonia [English Botanist in India 1800's]

Flower Size .05" [1.25 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Thailand, Malaysia and Java at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a short, pendant stem carrying non-jointed, oblong-ovate, acute, compressed leaves that blooms in the spring or summer on a verticilliate, terete, 4.2" [11 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, subentire to irregularly serrate, sparsely gland-dotted floral bracts.

Synonyms Oberonia brunnescens Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing ok; 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; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 2 Parsons & Geritsen 2013 photos fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo ok;

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