Oberonia ensiformis (Sm.) Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 8: 4 1859. (syn: Iridorkis ensiformis (Sm.) Kuntze; Malaxis ensiformis Sm.; Oberonia iridifolia Lindl. [Illegitimate]; Oberonia trilobata Griff.);
Sword-Leaf Oberonia; 


Gori Valley Tour: Orchid 3 for sharing..: This epiphytic orchid was shot from few localities around Munsiyari..along Gori GangaOberonia species… yet to bloom.. hope our orchid experts can tell specifically….

Sir its Oberonia but it is very complex to identyfy without flower………
its looks like Oberonia ensiformis (J.E. Smith) Lindl.

Oberonia ensiformis.



ORCHIDACEAE FORTNIGHT:: Oberonia ensiformis from Gori Valley- NS 05 : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 4 authors.

This orchid species was shot during the same tour..
After previous posting I was informed that this is Oberonia ensiformis..
Can this be confirmed with these insufficient pics?

Yes Oberonia ensiformis. The sword leaf Oberonia.




Oberonia ensiformis from Gori Valley 
Validate pls

Yes Oberonia ensiformis.
When you take pics of Oberonia then take it upside down. These are always pendulous.




3 posts by 3 authors.
Oberonia ensiformis (Sm.) Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 8: 4 (1859).
Malaxis ensiformis Sm. in A.Rees, Cycl. 22: n.º 14 (1812).
Oberonia iridifolia Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 15 (1830), nom. superfl.
Malaxis iridifolia Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 208 (1861), nom. superfl.
Iridorkis ensiformis (Sm.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 669 (1891).
Iridorkis iridifolia Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 669 (1891), nom. superfl.
Oberonia trilobata Griff., Not. Pl. Asiat. 3: 273 (1851).
Distribution: Indian Subcontinent to China (Yunnan, N. Guangxi)

Another very good Oberonia.


Oberonia ensiformis (Sm.) Lindl. SN Oct 08 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Oberonia ensiformis (Sm.) Lindl. is an epiphytic orchid from Andaman Islands

Not very sure, because I know ensiformis to have very long leaves. But a long leaf was short at some point of its life.

Thanks a lot for sharing sir.