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

Part Shade Hot LATE Spring

Common Name The Most Graceful Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 200 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a short, erect, leafy stem carrying 6 to 8, erect-patent, oblique-lanceolate, subacute leaves that blooms in the late spring on an elongate, gracefully pedunculate, to .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, rachis to to 2" [5cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, subdentate margin, equal to the ovary floral bracts.


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