Oberonia leytensis Ames 1920

Photo by Daniel L Geiger Oberonia The Microscopists delight Website

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Leyte Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in Leyte Island of the Philippines at elevations near sea level as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short, densely leafy stem completely enveloped by imbricating leaf sheath bases and carrying 6 to 8, sword-shaped, thick conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, curved, slender, many flowered inflorescence with longer than the pedicel, triangular-lanceolate, acute floral bracts carrying the flowers in tight whorls.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchididana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; Native Phillipine Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #3 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #2 2018 Photo fide