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

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Short Spike Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a conspicuously elongate rhizome giving rise to an erect, distant, short, densely leafy stem carrying 4 to 5, erect to suberect, linear, acute, somewhat falcate to subfalcate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, short, to 1.4" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, lacerate-dentate margin, dorsally carinate, more or less equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark brown-red.


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