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

Part Shade Warm EARLY Fall

Common Name The Long Spike Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in thick moss at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to a strict to subflexuous stem carrying erect to suberect, obliquely linear-ligulate, acute, leaves that blooms in the fall on an elongate, cylindrical, 9.2" [23 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale green with a yellow anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #6 2019 photo fide;