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

Part Shade Hot LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Hidden Oberonia [refers to the long-bearded bracts that completely cover and conceal even the fully developed small flowers]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 450 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a very short stem carrying 4 to 6, erect to suberect, subfalcate-oblique, lanceolate-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, thin, 4.4" [11 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, imbricate, lanceolate, acute, irregular margin, glabrous, longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea Royen 1979