Oberonia chandrasekharanii V.J.Nair, V.S.Ramach. & R.Ansari, Blumea 28: 361 1983. (syn: Oberonia rangannana Kesh.Murthy, S.N.Yogan. & K.Vasudeva);
Leaves articulated, to 15 x 2 cm, ensiform, acute. Scape flattened. Spike to 25 cm long, pendulous. Flowers greenish-yellow, 2 x 1 mm, in verticils; bracts 2 x 1.3 mm, ovate, acute, denticulate, gland-dotted; dorsal sepals ovate-obtuse; lateral sepals ovate, acute; petals linear, truncate and denticulate at apex; lip 1.5 x 2 mm, semi-orbicular in outline, 3-lobed, papillose, gland dotted; lateral lobes auriculiform, folded upwards, rounded the column by the proximal end; midlobe 2-lobuled with a broad sinus; lobules orbicular; disc ovate, concave, sac like.
Flowering and fruiting: December-September
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
Submitting few images of an Oberonia sp for ID assistance.
Habitat: Epiphytic, montane forest
Sighting: Kuduremukha, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1500 msl
This has very strange long leaves. The side lobes of labellum are arching above but not overlapping each other. I would have said Oberonia brunoniana but then the mid lobe seems a bit elongated. I would request … to check if this is Oberonia swaminathanii?
Otherwise to make my life easier I would say Oberonia brunoniana.
Oberonias are very confusing….. some characters like overlapping sidelobes of labellum may not be a good character at all. Sometimes, length of the leaves cant be considered either as leaf grows longer with the age of the plant.
107-TSP-ID-02OCT2016-2:Oberonia sp (Orchidaceae) @ Guthi for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly examine and identify this Oberonia sp (Orchidaceae)
Sighting:Guthi,near Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1300 msl
With hesitation I would say this is Oberonia chandrasekharanii.
I can see thickness on the labellum, kind of triangular in shape which is a character for this species and of course labellum has very short hairs on it. But some how flwoers are very dense on the stalk but that may be just an environmental issue.
Oberonia species for ID from Chikmagloor-GS07012020-1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help with the ID of this Oberonia sp., Mullayaiangiri Bababudangiri Road, Chikmagloor, Karnataka, September 26, 2015.
I think it will be very difficult to identify with these low resolution images.
Pl. post original image, so that … may try.
Here are high resolution images, tentatively identified as O. chandrasekharanii based on feedback by …
Yes sir. From these pics it looks like Oberonia chandrasekharanii but can’t be confirmed.