14. Oberonia recurva Lindley, Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 25(Misc.): 14. 1839.
华南鸢尾兰 hua nan yuan wei lan
Oberonia parvula King & Pantling; O. setifera Lindley.
Plants 2.7-8 cm tall. Roots fasciculate. Stem short. Leaves 3 or 4, ensiform-lanceolate, 0.7-3 × 0.15-0.5 cm, overlapping at base, tapering to an acute apex, straight to weakly falcate. Inflorescence erect to decurved, densely many flowered; peduncle terete, stout, bracteate, 0.5-1.5 cm; peduncle bracts lanceolate, acute, ca. 1 mm; rachis terete, grooved, 3.5-6 cm. Flowers ca. 1 mm in diam., uniformly reddish brown; pedicel and ovary ca. 1 mm. Sepals similar, ovate-cordate, acute, spreading, 0.5-0.8 × 0.3-0.4 mm. Petals oblong, 0.4-0.7 × 0.3-0.4 mm, margin weakly crenulate to entire, apex obtuse; lip oblong, 0.6-1 × 0.5-0.8 mm, 3-lobed, base with a large depression; lateral lobes orbicular, margin erose-dentate; mid-lobe with 2 long, obtuse, orbicular, incurved lobules, separated by a deep, obtuse sinus. Column 0.1-0.2 mm tall.
Epiphyte. Guangxi [India].
This species was recorded from Guangxi by Seidenfaden (Dansk Bot. Ark. 25(3): 97. 1968). This record needs confirmation.