Oberonia bifida Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Otoglossum

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol IV

Part Shade Hot Cool Spring Fall

Common Name The Cut in Half Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Samoa and Vanuatu in lowland and montane forests at elevations of 450 to 1450 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, clustered stems carrying, laxly 6, erect-patent, linear, sharply acute leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and fall on an erect, cylindrical, rather dense, longer than the leaves, [2.6" [6.5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, acumiante, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Oberonia bifida var. bifida.; Oberonia bifida var. brachyloba Schltr. 1911; Oberonia japenensis J.J.Sm. 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1911/85 drawing; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1911/85 as O bifida var brachyloba; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Lowland orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006