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Orchid Species: Oberonia brevifolia

Kew currently accepted name is Oberonia ensiformis

Oberonia brevifolia is an orchid species identified by (Hook.f.) Panigrahi in S.K.Murti & G.Panigrahi in 1999. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Oberonia ensiformis.
Genus
Oberonia (Ob.)
Grex
brevifolia
Parents
Species
Author
(Hook.f.) Panigrahi in S.K.Murti & G.Panigrahi
Year
1999
ORIGIN: Found in Hainan China, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, the Philippines, New Guinea and Sulawesi at elevations of 10 to 1400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Pendulous growing, small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that has a clustered, short, leafy stem enveloped by 3 to 4, fleshy, distichous, fan shaped, iridiform, acute, flat, conduplicate and clasping as well as articulate to the imbricate, compressed leaf bases that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, terminal, 6 to 10 [15 to 25 cm] long, laxly to densely many flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the fan-shaped growth and has a rat-tail shape with elliptic, erose floral bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: Less than 1/8 inch [less than 4 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Oberonia Ob ensiformis 1859 (Sm.) Lindl.
Add+ Oberonia Ob mucronata 1997 (D.Don) Ormerod & Seidenf. in G.Seidenfaden
Add+ Malaxis Mal iridifolia 1861 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Oberonia Ob denticulata 1851 Wight
Add+ Oberonia Ob smisrae 1999 Panigrahi in S.K.Murti & G.Panigrahi
Add+ Oberonia Ob trilobata 1851 Griff.
Add+ Stelis Ste mucronata 1825 Porsch
Add+ Malaxis Mal ensiformis 1812 Sm. in A.Rees
Add+ Iridorkis Iridorkis ensiformis 1891 (Sm.) Kuntze
Add+ Oberonia Ob vesiculifera
Add+ Iridorkis Iridorkis iridifolia 1891 Kuntze
Add+ Malaxis Mal denticulata 1861 (Wight) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Ob. mucronata 'Windswept's Foxy Tails' (2018) Ob. ensiformis 'Monkey's Tail' (2010)
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