Oberonia Lindl.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to Pacific.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic herb, rarely lithophytic.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, terete or bilaterally flattened, fleshy, sometimes jointed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, cylindrical, usually densely many-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers very small, non-resupinate, green, yellow or orange.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and petals free, subsimilar, the petals slightly smaller; lip entire or lobed, ecallose and lacking a spur.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column very short; pollinia 4, pyriform, waxy, free.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small to medium-sized epiphytic or rarely lithophytic, caulescent or acaulescent herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± fleshy, distichous, bilaterally flattened or terete, ± jointed at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal, solitary, racemose or verticillate, cylindrical-tapering, often densely many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, non-resupinate, yellow, green or orange
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals free, subsimilar but petals slightly smaller; spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip sessile, deflexed, entire or variously lobed, ± erosely margined, ecallose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column very short, often enclosed at base by basal auricles or side lobes of lip; pollinia 4, pyriform, waxy, free.

Doubtfully present in:

Mozambique

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Philippines, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Extinct in:

Rodrigues

Oberonia Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2012 Yong, R. [173], Sarawak K000718573 No
Mar 1, 2012 Yong, R. [58], Sarawak K000718575 No
Sep 1, 2006 Edwards, P.J. [2091] 74463.000 No
Jul 1, 2006 Triono, T. [129], New Guinea 74645.000 No
Mar 1, 2001 Edwards, P.J. [4438], New Guinea 70244.000 No
Mar 1, 2001 Johns, R.J. [9957], New Guinea 62581.000 No
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [621], Papua New Guinea 21004.000 No
24124.000 No
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [697], Papua New Guinea 24125.000 No
Rule, R.H., Myanmar 31414.000 No
Kerr, A.D., Laos 32301.000 No
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [1523], New Guinea 32712.000 No
Mason, L.M. [13], New Guinea 32739.000 No
Green, P.S. [1346A], Vanuatu 33938.000 No
Green, P.S. [RSNH 1188], Vanuatu 34799.000 No
Cribb, P. [S 128], Papua New Guinea 44070.000 No
Comber, J.B. [1724], Indonesia 52868.000 No
Lewis, B. [149], Vanuatu 54910.000 No
Thomas, S.A. [156], Brunei 56751.000 No
de Vogel, E. [9212], Malaysia 56806.000 No
Dickson, M. [MD 196], Indonesia 60973.000 No
Lamb, A. [AL554/86], Sabah 72820.000 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [0775], Thailand K000596086 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000596083 No
Chase, M.W.C. [85114] 75603.000 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000596088 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000596089 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000596080 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [0868], Thailand K000596081 No
s.coll. [s.n.], Brunei 76635.000 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [092], Thailand K000596085 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [0660], Thailand K000596084 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [0748], Thailand K000596090 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [0747], Thailand K000596082 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000596087 No

First published in Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 15 (1830)

Accepted by

  • Geiger, D.L. & al. (2020). Studies on Oberonia 7. Ten New Synonyms of Oberonia equitans (G. Forst.) Mutel Indicatedby Morphology and Molecular Phylogeny. Orchids; the Magazine of the American Orchid Society 89: 656-667.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Fol. Orch. 8, Oberonia: 1–8 (1859).
  • Gen. Sp. Orch. Pl.: 15 (1830)
  • Seidenfaden in Dansk. Bot. Arkiv. 25, 3: 7–125 (1968), nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fol. Orch. 8, Oberonia : 1–8 (1859)
  • Gen. Sp. Orch. Pl.: 15 (1830)
  • Holttum, Orch. Malaya: 211 (1957)
  • Schlechter in E.J. 45, Beibl. 104: 13 (1911)
  • Seidenfaden in Dansk Bot. Arkiv 25 (3): 7–125 (1968), nom. conserv.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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