1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oberonia Lindl.
      1. Oberonia disticha (Lam.) Schltr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, W. Indian Ocean.

    [FTEA]

    Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    A small epiphytic herb with few–many clustered stems.
    Stem
    Stems leafy, 2–15 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves distichous, fleshy, bilaterally compressed, lanceolate, acute or acuminate in side view, 2–5 cm. long, 0.6–1 cm. broad, decreasing in size towards apex.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, 4–10 cm. long, a densely many-flowered cylindrical-tapering raceme; bracts minute, to 1.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers minute, yellow to orange.
    Calyx
    Sepals ovate, subacute or obtuse, 0.7 mm. long, 0.5–0.6 mm. broad.
    Corolla
    Petals elliptic-oblong, rounded at apex, 0.5 mm. long, 0.2–0.3 mm. broad.
    Labellum
    Lip oblong-pandurate, deflexed, 0.9–1 mm. long, 0.6–0.8 mm. broad.
    Column
    Column very short, 0.3–0.45 mm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 62.
    Habitat
    In rain-forest; 470–1250 m.
    Distribution
    T3 T6 U2 U4
    [FZ]

    Orchidaceae, I. la Croix and P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

    Habit
    Small epiphytic herb, usually pendent.
    Roots
    Roots arising at base of plant, less than 1 mm in diameter.
    Stem
    Stems clustered, few to many, 2–15 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves several, distichous, usually imbricate, bilaterally flattened, succulent, light green, 2–5 × 0.5–1 cm, lanceolate, acute or acuminate, decreasing in size towards the stem apex.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence racemose, densely many-flowered, 4–10 cm long, cylindrical, tapering.
    Flowers
    Flowers less than 2 mm in diameter, yellow-ochre to orange.
    Perianth
    Sepals c. 0.7 × 0.5 mm, ovate, obtuse; petals 0.5 × 0.2 mm, elliptic, obtuse; lip c. 1 × 0.7 mm, oblong-pandurate, deflexed.
    Column
    Column c. 3 mm long.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Mozambique

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Northern Provinces, Réunion, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Extinct in:

    Rodrigues

    Oberonia disticha (Lam.) Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2006 Razakamalala, R. et al. [2855], Madagascar K000396168
    Nov 9, 1992 Lane, P.J. [39], Cameroon K000106645
    Jun 22, 1976 Cribb, P.J. [10293], Tanzania K000048811
    24120.000
    Tanzania 36740.000
    52337.000
    Madagascar 61125.000
    Drummond, R.B. [2009], Tanzania 23194.000
    Drummond, R.B. [1890], Tanzania K000048810
    Eggeling, W.J., Uganda 20998.000
    Ball, J.S. [45944], Zimbabwe K000048807
    Synge, P.M. [S.1222], Uganda K000048813
    Le Testu, G. [5920], Gabon K000048815
    Osmaston, H.A. [2827], Uganda K000048814
    Louis, J. [5728], Zaïre K000048817
    Mason, L.M. [1963], Madagascar 29222.000
    Vaughan, R.E. [509], Mauritius K000048819
    Sanford, W.W. [5327], Cameroon K000048816
    Scheepers, J.C. [899], South Africa K000048818
    Faden, R.B. [71/960], Kenya K000048809
    Matthews [158], Society Is. K000718151
    Johnson [176], Zimbabwe K000048808
    Du Puy, D.J. [M796], Madagascar 72345.000
    La Croix [526], Malawi K000048803
    Baron, R. [1091], Madagascar K000718157
    Schlieben, H.J. [11233], Comoros K000048820
    Bouton, M. [s.n.], Mauritius K000718156 Unknown type material
    Bouton, M. [s.n.], Mauritius K000718159 Unknown type material
    Goldsmith, B. [7/70], Zimbabwe K000048805
    Blackburn, J. [s.n.] K000718158
    Rakotozafy, A. [2694], Madagascar K000048822
    Moriarty, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000048804
    Prescott [s.n.] K000718160
    Bisset, H. [56], Zimbabwe K000048806
    Abdallah, Raphael [96/131], Tanzania K000048812
    Lance, Kate [86], Madagascar K000048821
    Cuming, H. [s.n.], Philippines K000718161

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 33: 132 (1924)

    Accepted by

    • Szlachetko, D.L. & Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2015). Orchidaceae of West-Central Africa 2: 1-300. Koeltz Scientific books, Koenigsheim, Germany.
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 29: 1-41.
    • Bernet, P. (2010). Orchidées de la Réunion: 1-368. Naturae Amici éditions.
    • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Cribb, P., Hermans, J. & Rakotoarinivo, M. (2009). Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar: 1-456. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Szlachetko, D.L. & al. (2004). Flore du Gabon 36: 1-231. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • Demissew, S., Cribb, P. & Rasmussen, F. (2004). Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids: 1-300. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Demissew, S., Cribb, P. & Rasmussen, F. (2004). Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids: 1-300. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Piers, Orch. E. Afr., ed. 2: 89 (1968).
    • Moreau in Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 17: 28 (1943).
    • Perrier in Fl. Madag., Orch. 1: 253 (1939).
    • Schltr. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, Beih. 33: 132 (1925).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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