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

Part Shade HotLATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Djamu Gorge Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a very short, erect, subflexuous, laxly leafy stem carrying 5 to 7, erect to suberect, linear-lanceolate, acute, somewhat subfalcate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect to suberect, 2.8" [7 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acumiate, glabrous, subdentate margin, equal to the ovary floral bracts and carrying the non-resupinate flowers in whorls.

Schlechter states that the sepals and petals are green, the lip is brown with a darker spot towards the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Orchids of The Solomon Isalnds and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991;