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Fairy Orchids
LR059 72dpi Oberonia titania.jpg
Oberonia titania illustration by Lewis Roberts
Oberonia-Nagara Hole National Park, India.jpg
Oberonia sp.
Nagara Hole National Park, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Malaxideae
Genus: Oberonia
Lindl. (1830)
  • Iridorkis Thouars
  • Titania Endl.

Oberonia or Fairy Orchids form a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It contains almost 200 known species, native to tropical Africa, southern Asia (India, China, Japan, Indochina, Indonesia, Philippines, etc.), Australia, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  3. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 236, 鸢尾兰属 yuan wei lan shu, Oberonia Lindley, Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 15. 1830.
  4. ^ Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart
  5. ^ Jones, David L. (2006). A Complete Guide to Native Orchids of Australia, Including the Island Territories. New Holland Publishers, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. 2086 Australia. ISBN 1-877069-12-4.

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