Tiny plant for id 030910MK3

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Muthu Karthick

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Sep 3, 2010, 6:42:54 AM9/3/10
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Dear all,
Kindly help to id this small plant. For me this looks like a parasite or might be an epiphyte on a host tree(Tamilnadia ulginosa). Have no idea on this.

This tiny plant is on the whole 5cm length and having reproductive parts as much as 3mm longer.

Location: Moist deciduous forests of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
Date: 29 April 2010

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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 3, 2010, 6:47:53 AM9/3/10
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This cute little plant is an Orchid called Oberonia. I will check the
species and let you know. This is not parasitic by the way.
Oberonia the name stands for Prince Oberon, the prince of the fairies.

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Pankaj

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Muthu Karthick

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Sep 3, 2010, 6:50:23 AM9/3/10
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A reply from Mayurji: might be Eria dalzellii

This is the first time seeing this kind of tiny beautiful orchid. Waiting for the species name.

Muthu Karthick

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Sep 30, 2010, 3:24:45 AM9/30/10
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resurfacing for id assistance

Earlier feedback: 
Mayurji: might be Eria dalzelli
Pankajji: Oberonia sp.
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Smilax004

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Sep 30, 2010, 3:53:52 AM9/30/10
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Hi,

As Pankaj bhai said, it is undoubtedly a species of Oberonia sp
(Orchidaceae). I wouldn't attempt idying the species from this picture
because even with flowering specimen, I felt (several occasions) it is
very difficult to id species the genus Oberonia. To me, I need a
specimen with active flowers on the plant for species id.

Regards,
Giby




On Sep 30, 12:24 pm, Muthu Karthick <nmk....@gmail.com> wrote:
> resurfacing for id assistance
>
> Earlier feedback:
> Mayurji: might be *Eria dalzelli*
> Pankajji: *Oberonia* sp.
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> From: Muthu Karthick <nmk....@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM
> Subject: Tiny plant for id 030910MK3
> To: indiantreepix <indian...@googlegroups.com>
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> Dear all,
> Kindly help to id this small plant. For me this looks like a parasite or
> might be an epiphyte on a host tree(*Tamilnadia ulginosa*). Have no idea on
> this.
>
> This tiny plant is on the whole 5cm length and having reproductive parts as
> much as 3mm longer.
>
> Location: Moist deciduous forests of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
> Date: 29 April 2010
>
> --
> Muthu Karthick, N
> Junior Research Fellow
> Care Earth Trust
> Chennai - 61www.careearthtrust.org
>
> --
> Muthu Karthick, N
> Junior Research Fellow
> Care Earth Trust
> Chennai - 61www.careearthtrust.org
>
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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 30, 2010, 4:37:54 AM9/30/10
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I fully agree with my frind Dr. Giby. I even fail to id with flowers
at times.... Oberonia the Prince of fairies orchid is a hard nut to
crack.
Pankaj

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