Limey Oberonia
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Limey Oberonia
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Limey Oberonia • Marathi: हिरवी चपटी अमरी hirvi chapti amri
Botanical name: Oberonia falconeri    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Oberonia calcicola, Oberonia siamensis

Limey Oberonia is a an orchid which grows hanging underneath the branches of its host plant. Leaves are lance-shaped, 3-8 cm long, with pointed tips. Flowers are born in slender raceme, 5-15 cm long. Greenish- yellow flowers, 1.5 mm across, are spirally arranged. Sepals and petals are 1.2 mm, yellow. Greenish yellow lip is 2 mm, 3-lobed - mid lobe 3-5 times as long as lateral lobes. Limey Oberonia is found in the Himalayas, as well as in Western Ghats. Flowering: September-October.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke Photographed at Kas Plateau, Satara, Maharashtra.

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