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

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Broad Lip Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a short, erect, densely leafy stem carrying 3 to 5 to 5, erect-patent, ligulate, acute to subacute, falcate-oblique leaves that blooms in the fallon an erect to suberect, to to 4.4" [11 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, pectinate-dentate margin, exterior densely muricate-papillose, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a very dark brown.


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