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

Part Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Kani Range Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to an elongate, flexuous, several leaved stem carrying erect-patent, free part falcate to obliquely oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall on an elongate, cylindrical, somewhat incurved, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, irregular margined, glabrous, a bit shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brownish yellow and the lip separates it from others from Oberonia in New Guinea


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