Oberonia potamophila Schltr. 1906 type drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The River Loving Oberonia

Flower Size .02" [.5 mm]

Found in Sumatra in forests near rivers at elevations of 50 to 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with no discernable stems but tufted, linear, acutefleshy leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, slightly longer than the leaves, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute more or less as long as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1922; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 drawing fide;