Oberonia falcata King & Pantl. (syn: Oberonia caudata King & Pantl.; Oberonia pendula Ridl.);
Assam; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Malaya; Nepal; Sumatera; Thailand;
as per Catalogue of Life;

Plant 10-24cm tall; roots fasciculate. Stem leafy, fle x ouse, covered by leaf sheaths, 6-12.5cm tall. Leaves 5 or 6, linear-ensiform, falcate, sheathing at base, 1.5-5 x 0.2-0.4cm (including base). Infloresence erect, subverticillate, densely many-flowered; peduncle short, terete, 1-2cm long; rachis slender, 3-14cm long; floral bracts lanceolate, acute, hyaline, erose, 1-1.5 x 0.5-0.7mm. Flowers c.1mm across, uniformly pale green to yellowish-green; pedicel and ovary 1-1.5mm long. Sepals subsimilar, ovate-elliptic, acute, refle x ed to spreading, c.0.5mm long. Petals linear-oblong, obtuse, entire, c.0.5mm long; lateral lobes obtuse, forming small triangular projections; mid-lobe deeply divided into 2 long, lanceolate, diverging lobuled with an emarginate sinus between. Column winged, c.0.2mm long.

(Attributions- N. R. Pearce & P. J. Cribb. Orichds of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 2002 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


Oberonia falcata King & Pantl. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 1 mb each. 

Location: Nagarkot, Kathmandu
Date: 03 August  2019
Elevation: 2044 m.
Habit : Wild 
My first Oberonia and new addition to the efi.

Yes, looks like Oberonia falcata.

Thanks for sharing. 

Orchid for ID_12 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Please help me identify this Oberonia species.
Place : Assam
Date: June,10

Oberonia falcata King & Pantl ?? Please cross verify!

This looks like Oberonia falcata. I need to see closeup of flowers.


Orchid for ID_13_09052020 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
ID help required for this Oberonia species,

Oberonia griffithiana Lindl., endemic to Himalayas and North-East India, Myanmar and Thailand

Didn’t I see this yesterday? Oberonia falcata. Please share closeup of flowers if possible. I know its too small.

Already identified in another email!

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