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

Part Shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Thick Lip Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 700 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to an almosty nonexistent stem carrying 4 to 6, erect to suberect, linear-ensiform, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, thin, 8" [20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, lacerate-dentate margin, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale brown with a green lip.


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