Oberonia anguina Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Labidous Schlechter

TYPE Drawing Photo by Peter O'Byrne/Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot EARLY Winter

Common Name The Snake Like Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to an elongate, flexuous, several leaved stem carrying subfalcate-lanceolate, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the early winter on an elongate, cylindrical, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, subacute, glabrous, margin subdentate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the orchid is distinguished by the longer and more acute, free portions of the leaves and the flowers are brown.


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