Oberonia brunoniana Wight 1851

Plant and Flowers in situ India


Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cold Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name Brown's Oberonia [Scottish Scientist and Collector in SE Asia late 1700-1800's]

Flower Size .083" [2.75 mm]

Found in India in semi evergrteen forests in shade at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying articulate at the base, fleshy, brown to purplish, oblong-ensiform, narrowing at the middle to the apex, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, flattened peduncle adnate to the uppermost leaf, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, rachis to 6.4" [16 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying verticillate, pale greenish yellow to brick red flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 Drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide/photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo good; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018;