Oberonia longicaulis Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Platystreptus Schlechter

Type Drawing Photo by Peter O'Byrne/ Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Long Stemmed Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 1000 meters as a laxly pendent, medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendent, slightly zigzag stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying distichous, 2 to 8, linear, incurved apically leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, serrate margined, finely pubescent on the outside floral bracts and carrying nonresupinate flowers in whorls.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991;