Oberonia boerlageana J.J.Sm. 1905

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

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name Boerlag's Oberonia

Flower Size .6 to .68" [1.5 to 1.7 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi at elevations of 1200 to 1600 metersa as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, flexuous stems carrying 5, very short, linear, acute, basally jointed leaves that blooms in the fall on a 1.2" [3 cm] long, peduncle, rachis 3.2" [8 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in whorls of 5.

Synonyms Oberonia flava Ridl. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1957 as O flava drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as O flava; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide