Oberonia variabilis

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Malaxideae
Scientific name Oberonia variabilis Kerr
Synonyms none
Common name (Japanese common name) ohba-yoraku-ran (オオバヨウラクラン, 大葉瓔珞蘭 [meaning: large leaved yoraku orchid (yoraku = an ornament which is used in Buddhism temple)])
(Chinese common name) mi bao yuan wei lan (密苞鳶尾蘭)
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (Izu Islands, Kii Peninsular), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand
Habitat Mountane forest
Chromosomal number unknown
Description Leaves 4-10, each 1-3cm long, 5-8mm wide. Flowers orange, ca. 1mm across, inflorescences 2-8cm long, flowerting in April to June. Ephiphyte on trunk of old evergreen trees. Perennial plants.
Reference Oberonia variabilis Kerr
Oberonia variabilis Kerr
Oberonia variabilis Kerr 1927

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