Oberonia affinis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Similar Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in northern Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 2100 meters as a cool to cold growing as an epiphyte with a erect stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying linear, acute, conduplicate, basally clasping leaveas that blooms on a terminal, erect, arching, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence.


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; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide;