Oberonia disticha (Lam.) Schltr.
  • Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Oberonia disticha (Lam.) Schltr. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000252727. Accessed on: 07 Dec 2021'

Morphology

Stems clustered, few to many, 2–15 cm long.

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    Roots arising at base of plant, less than 1 mm in diameter.

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    Inflorescence racemose, densely many-flowered, 4–10 cm long, cylindrical, tapering.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Flowers less than 2 mm in diameter, yellow-ochre to orange.

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    Column c. 3 mm long.

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    Small epiphytic herb, usually pendent.

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    Column very short, 0.3–0.45 mm. long.

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    Lip oblong-pandurate, deflexed, 0.9–1 mm. long, 0.6–0.8 mm. broad.

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    Petals elliptic-oblong, rounded at apex, 0.5 mm. long, 0.2–0.3 mm. broad.

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    Sepals ovate, subacute or obtuse, 0.7 mm. long, 0.5–0.6 mm. broad.

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    Stems leafy, 2–15 cm. long.

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    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.

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    Inflorescence terminal, 4–10 cm. long, a densely many-flowered cylindrical-tapering raceme; bracts minute, to 1.5 mm. long.

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    Flowers minute, yellow to orange.

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    A small epiphytic herb with few–many clustered stems.

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    Herbe atteignant 30 cm de haut, glabre. Feuilles ovales, obtuses, à aiguës, de 1-3,5 cm de long et 3-10 mm de large. Inflorescence cylindrique, compacte, 20-100-flore, de 4-10 cm de long et 5-8 mm de diamètre. Fleurs à périanthe blanchâtre à jaunâtre; sépales subtriangulaires, d'environ 1 mm de long et 0,5 mm de large; pétales étroitement ovales, d'environ 1 mm de long et 0,5 mm de large; labelle d'abord auriculé puis sublosangique, échancré et denticulé vers le sommet, d'environ 1 mm de long et 0,5 mm de large.

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    Epiphyte, with leafy stems up to 100 mm long, flattened. Leaves pale yellowish green, succulent, each up to 35 mm long, 9 mm wide. Inflorescence up to 70 mm long, bearing 70-100 flowers. Flowers 2 mm in diameter, lip bilobed and fimbriate at apex; straw-coloured.

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    Plants epiphytic, usually pendulous; roots numerous, fine; stems clustered, flattened, to 100 mm tall; leaves distichous, equitant, succulent, imbricate, acute, to 35 x 9 mm. Inflorescences very slender many-flowered racemes to 70 mm long; bracts lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 mm long, closely sheathing the pedicels. Flowers star-like, 2 mm in diameter, greenish-yellow to orange. Sepals spreading, triangular, acuminate, 1 x 1 mm. Petals spreading, narrowly triangular, acute, 0.8 x 0.5 mm. Lip pandurate, 1.2 x 1 mm, obtuse apically, basally swollen and clasping the gynostemium-base. Gynostemium squat, 0.5 mm long. Capsules ribbed, almost round, 2 mm in diameter.

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    Habitat

    Forêts, savanes boisées.

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    Forest.

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    Cool, damp gallery forest.

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    Distribution

    Guinée, Ghana, S. Tomé, Gabon, Éthiopie, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzanie, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Rép. sud-africaine (Transvaal), Madagascar, Rodriguez, Réunion, Maurice.

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    Rare in Northern Province;widely distributed in tropical Africa and also on Reunion, the Comores, Madagascar and the Mascarenes.

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      Bibliography

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