Oberonia merrillii Ames 1912

Plant and Flowers Photos by Raab Bustamante and The Phyto Images Website

Part Shade Hot Fall Winter Summer

Common Name Merrill's Oberonia [American orchid Collector in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in the Philippines on twigs and small branches at elevations up to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot , semipendulous to pendent growing epiphyte with imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying fleshy, pointed leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an pendulous, terminal, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with sharply triangular floral bracts and carrying flowers arranged in whorls.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 2 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 3 2005 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 2015 photo fide;