Oberonia finisterrae Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Otoglossum Schlechter

TYPE Drawing Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Finisterre Range Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to very short, erect, densely leafy stem carrying 4 to 6, erect-patent, obliquely subfalcate, lanceolate-ligulate, acute to subacuminate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter on a somewhat curved, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, laxly to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, glabrous, subdentate margin, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red brown


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999;