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

Part Shade Hot EARLY Winter

Common Name The Cleistogamus Oberonia [refers to the flowers that do not open well and self pollinates]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 10 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a short, erect, densely leafy stem carrying 6 to 8, erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate-ligulate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the early winter on an erect, pedunculate, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, rachis to to 2.8" [7 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechtere states that the flowers are conspicuously small and orange red in color.


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