Oberonia similis (Blume) Lindl. 1830 Photo by Fragrant Orchids and their Orchids of Indonesia Website

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

Full Shade Warm Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Similar Oberonia

Flower Size .075" [.18cm]

Found in Java in damp primary forests at elevations of 600 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a 2" stem carrying to 6, acute, not spreading widely because the outer margin is curved and the inner is straight leaves that blooms in the spring on a descending, 5.6" [14 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with flowers in whorls of 7 to 8.

Synonyms Iridorkis similis (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis similis Blume 1825;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;