Mousetail Oberonia
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Mousetail Oberonia
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Mousetail Oberonia
Botanical name: Oberonia myosurus    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Dendrobium myosurus, Malaxis myosurus, Iridorkis myosurus

Mousetail Oberonia is a very singular plant. The short stout scape is densely clothed with subulate bracts. The flower spike is less than half an inch long, with crowded pale minute shortly pedicelled flowers which are shorter than the bracts. Bracts are lanceolate denticulate, petals narrow linear, lateral lobes of the lip rounded sinuate toothed , midlobe oblong - quadrate with toothed sides and two curved ascending spurs from each side of the truncate or retuse tip. Leaves are 3-4 by 1/3 inch in diameter, linear cykindricak, curved.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar
Photographed in Gori valley, Uttarakhand.
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