Oberonia kinabaluensis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SUBGENUS Oberonia

Photo by J B Comber

TYPE Drawing

Type Drawing by Oakes Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Kinabalu Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in northern Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying broadly linear acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect to arching, a shortly pedunciulate, densely many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920 drawing fide; The Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 wood & Beaman etal 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide;