Oberonia falcifolia 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 EARLY Summer

Common Name The Falcate Leaved Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in thick moss at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to a subflexuous stem carrying laxly 6 to 9, erect-patent to erect, linear-falcate, acute, falcate leaves that blooms in the early summer on a graceful, elongate, cylindrical, 4 to 7.6" [10 to 19 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green which is unique to the New Guinea species of the subgenus.


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