E-ISSN No: 2455 - 7218

P-ISSN No: 0019 - 4468

Listed in UGC Care

Rediscovery and taxonomic note on Oberonia bellii Blatt. & McCann (Orchidaceae) in Karnataka after nine decades

Shreyas B., K. Kotresha

Oberonia Lindl. is one of the smallest flowering genera which include miniatures endemic to the Western Ghats. During field survey collected Oberonia species and conserved ex-situ. This species was examined after flowering and got to know that this is Oberonia bellii Blatt. & McCann which was rediscovered after 91 years of T. R. Bell’s manuscript with the characters like habit size, inflorescence length and modification, flower size and leaf arrangements.

Keywords Epiphytic orchid, faintly scented, Uttarkannada district, Verticilaster inflorescence