FZ.30. Oberonia Lindl.

Description of the genus

Small epiphytic herbs, leaves succulent overlapping, bilaterally flattened. Inflorescence terminal, cylindric, densely many-flowered. Flowers minute, non-resupinate. Sepals and petals free; lip entire or lobed, without a spur. Pollinia 4.

Derivation of name: Named after Oberon, king of the fairies; probably referring to the tiny but beautiful flowers typical for the species in this genus

Worldwide: 80-100 species, mostly in Asia; one species in Africa, Madagascar and the Comoros and Mascarene Is.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Oberonia disticha

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disticha (Lam.) Schltr.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Oberonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Oberonia
Flora of Mozambique: Oberonia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oberonia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oberonia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oberonia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oberonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Oberonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oberonia
JSTOR Plant Science: Oberonia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oberonia
Plants of the World Online: Oberonia
Tropicos: Oberonia
Wikipedia: Oberonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Oberonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=430, retrieved 27 February 2024

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