Oberonia patentifolia Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Photo by Daniel L Geiger

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Ames & Schweinfurth and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Patent Leaved Oberonia

Flower Size small

Found in Sabah and Sarawk Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with distichous, equitant, ensiform, obtuse, erect patent, non incurved leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect-arcuate, terminal, shorter peduncle with ornate bracts, shortly pubescent, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with triangular to lanceolate, concave, somewhat fimbriate floral bracts and carrying verticillate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920 drawing fide; The Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 wood & Beaman etal 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide;