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

Part Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Cordate Oberonia [refers to the heart-shaped lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in thick moss at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to a somewhat flexuous stem carrying 7 to 10, erect-patent to suberect,free part linear-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with patent, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, carinate dorsally, subdentate margin, hyaline, eqaul to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow .


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