Oberonia alopecurus Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Platyacron Schlechter Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Fall Winter

Common Name The ? Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 to 450 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a short, erect, densely leafy stem carrying 4 to 5, erect-patent, ligulate, acute, subfalcate-oblique leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, to to 4" [10 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, serrate-dentate margin, equal to the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;