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

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Maboro Range Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an very short rhizome giving rise to an erect, strict to substrict, densely leafy stem carrying 7 to 8, erect-patent, subfalcate-oblique, linear-lanceolate, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, short, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, laxly 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, dorsally carinate, more or less equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a yellowish flesh color with a yellow anther.


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