Oberonia imbricata (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Labidous Schlechter Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Imbricate Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in Java, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu in moist forests at elevations of 310 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with hanging stem completely enveloped by short leaf sheaths carrying short, imbricate, shortly triangular leaves [much like Lockhartia] that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, apparently sessile, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Iridorkis imbricata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis imbricata Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea Royen 1979; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos fide; Orchids of Solomon Islands and Bouganinville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo ok?;