Oberonia thisbe Rchb.f. 1855

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Full shadeHotCoolSpring Summer Fall

Common Name

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 75 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with thick, imbricate leaves held in a fan and blooms in the spring, summer and fallon a pendant, 12" [30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Iridorkis thisbe (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis thisbe (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;