Oberonia hispidula Ames 1912

Plant Photos by The Species Identification Task Force Website

Part Shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Shaggy Oberonia [refers to the hispid ovary]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to semipendent stem carrying sword-shaped, fleshy, slightly curved, overlapping and 2 ranked leaves that blooms on a terminal, slender, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with linear to lanceolate, equal in length to the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo ok;