Oberonia costeriana J.J.Sm. 1905

Photo by Art Vogel


Common Name Coster's Oberonia

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi at elevations of 800 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 4 to 5, sword-shaped, fleshy, acute leaves held in a fan that blooms in the fall on an axillary, sharply ridged, to 18" [45 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in well spaced, 8 to 9 flowered whorls.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Contributions to Knowledge of the Orchid Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #6 2019 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 P.O'Byrne 2015 photo/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo fide;