Oberonia brachyphylla Blatt. & McCann 1931 Photos by Peter O'Byrne/drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade obre

Common Name The Short Leaved Oberonia

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in India in the western Ghats at eleavtions of 500 to 700 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect to pendulous stem enveloped completly by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying oblong, ensiform, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, erect, terete, shortly pedunculate adnate to the uppermost leaf, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel, ovate-lanceoalte, acuminate floral bracts and carrying orange yellow scattered along the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide;