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33. Oberonia cavaleriei Finet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 55: 334. 1908.

棒叶鸢尾兰 bang ye yuan wei lan

Stem short, often pendulous. Leaves subbasal, 4 or 5, subcylindric or compressed cylindric, ± laterally compressed and equitant at base, often slightly curved, 4-14 cm × 3-5(-6) mm, fleshy, veins inconspicuous, base with white transparent scarious margin on one side, articulate, apex acuminate. Peduncle cylindric, 6-9 cm, wingless; sterile bracts many, narrowly lanceolate, ca. 3 mm; raceme pendulous, cylindric, 4-6 cm, 3-3.5 mm in diam., densely many flowered; floral bracts lanceolate, 2.5-3 mm, membranous, margin irregularly dentate, apex long acuminate. Flowers white or greenish white, lip and column often slightly tinged with pale yellowish brown; pedicel and ovary 0.5-0.8 mm. Sepals subelliptic or oblong-ovate, 1-1.3 × ca. 0.7 mm, abaxially often with setiform projections near apex, veins inconspicuous, apex obtuse; lateral sepals often slightly wider than dorsal sepal. Petals narrowly oblong, 1-1.2 × ca. 0.2 mm, abaxially with setiform protrusions near apex, apex obtuse; lip suboblong, 1-1.3 mm, inconspicuously 3-lobed; lateral lobes with several irregularly fimbriate laciniae on margins; mid-lobe with several similar laciniae on margin, central lacinia to 1 mm, longer than lateral ones. Column short, stout. Capsule subellipsoid, ca. 4 × 2.5-3 mm; fruiting pedicel less than 0.5 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.

Epiphytic on branches of trees in forests or thickets; 1200-1500 m. W Guangxi, S and SW Guizhou, Jiangxi, Sichuan, S and SE Yunnan [India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].

Lindley (Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 16. 1830) misapplied the name Oberonia myosurus (Forster) Lindley to this species when judging Wallich 1947 to be conspecific with the Pacific island Epidendrum myosurus Forster, which is now referred to Phreatia myosurus (Forster) Ames (see Seidenfaden, Opera Bot. 124: 19. 1995).


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