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Thick Spine Oberonia   
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Thick Spine Oberonia
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Thick Spine Oberonia
Botanical name: Oberonia pachyrachis    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Iridorkis pachyrachis, Oberonia orbicularis, Iridorkis orbicularis

Thick Spine Oberonia is an orchid found in the Himalayas. Leaves are 3-4 inches long, narrow sword-shaped. Flowering stem (scape) is very broad flat, leaf-like, 2-4 inches. Flower spike is straight - minute, stalkless flowers densely tile a very thick spine. Bracts are very short semi-circular jagged; petals are narrow, lip is circular or rounded–ovate quite entire.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar
Photographed in Uttarakhand.
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