Oberonia crateriformis D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2006 Photo by John Varigos and his Flicker Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Cratered Oberonia [refers to the depression on the lip] - In Australia The Cratered Fairy Orchid]

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in Queensland Australia on sheltered rocky slopes, open forest, scrub, mangroves and rainforest as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying 4 t o6, green to reddish, fleshy, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, arching to pendulous, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with towards the base whorls of bristle like bracts and carrying whorls of 8 to 10 flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide;

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