Oberonia equitans (G.Forst.) Mutel 1837 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Adenorhachis

Photo by G McCormack and Cook Islands Biodiversity Database WebSite

Plant in situ

Photo by Ravahere Taputuarai and Cal Photos Berkley WebSite

deep shade Hot Warm EARLY summer

Common Name The Equal Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in Borneo, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Nuie, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Santa Cruz Islands alongside creeks at elevations of 300 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, flexuous , densely leafy stem enveloped completely by imbricating, leaf sheath bases carrying distichous, erect-patent, narrowly falcate-lanceolate, acute, fleshy leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, thin, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Cymbidium equitans (G.Forst.) Sw. 1799; *Epidendrum equitans G.Forst.1786; Malaxis glandulosa (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia flexuosa Schltr. 1906; Oberonia glandulosa Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910-1 as O glandulosa; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of New Caledonia Schelchter 1906 as O flexuosa; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea Van Royen 1979 as O glandulosa; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing ok; The Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beamna 1993 as O aff equitans; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne d'Orchidopilie 1995 photo good; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as O aff equitans