Oberonia insectifera Hook.f. 1890 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Arachnochilus

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing

Type Drawing From Icones 21 Hooker 1890.

Full Shade Hot LATE Spring

Common Name The Insect-Like Oberonia [refers to the small flowers]

Flower Size 1/20th" [.08mm]

Found in Malaysia and Borneo in primary hill forests at elevations around 200 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a fan of linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring on a few, axillary, 3" [7.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones 21 Hooker 1890 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal 2001 as O aff griffithiana