Oberonia bertoldii King & Pantl. 1897

leaves and Inflorescence Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade hot Warm Spring

Common Name Berthold's Oberonia

Flower Size very small

Found in penninsular Malaysia in lowland forests as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by 6, imbricating, unequal, nearly straight, linear-oblong, acute, conduplicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, peduncle to 1" [2.5 cm] long, 2.8 to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long overall, laxly many flowered inflorescence with the lower flowers crowded, the upper flowers held in a whorl, all very small and tomato red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide;