Slender Oberonia
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Slender Oberonia
P Native Photo: M. Sulaiman
Common name: Slender Oberonia
Botanical name: Oberonia tenuis    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Iridorkis tenuis, Malaxis tenuis

Slender Oberonia is a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with brown, linear-oblong to linear-lanceshaped, somewhat curved. pointed leaves, 4-7 x 1.5 cm. Inflorescence is 7-12 cm round, flowering stem up to 5 mm, bracts 3 mm, small subulate, gland dotted. Flowers are are about 3 mm, brownish-red, sepal about 1 x 0.5 mm, lanceshaped, ovate, tapering, subequal, gland dotted; petals about 1 x 0.3 mm, linear, gland dotted, lip 3-lobed, lateral lobes erect, surrounding the column, gland doted, midlobe obscurely 3-lobulate, column short, pollinia 4. Slender Oberonia is found in South India and Sri Lanka. Flowering: September-October.

Identification credit: M. Sulaiman Photographed in Kakkayam, Kozhikode, Kerala.

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