Oberonia complanata (A.Cunn.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989 Photo by John Varigos and his Flicker Orchid Photo Website

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by M Fagg and The Australian National Botanic Garden Website

Plant Photo by T H Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Flattened Oberonia - In Australia, The Southern Green Fairy Orchid

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia in rainforests, coastal scrub, mangroves and humid gorges at elevations of 10 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphtye with 4 to 6, yellowish green, fleshy, compressed, arching leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an arching, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with a few small bracts towards the base

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms *Dendrobium complanatum A.Cunn. 1839; Oberonia fitzgeraldiana Schltr. 1922; Oberonia iridifolia F.Muell. 1855; Oberonia muelleriana Schltr. 1906;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906 as O muelleriana; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo okish

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