Oberonia monstruosa (Blume) Lindl. 1830 Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Monstrous Oberonia

Flower Size .01" [2.5mm]

Found in Sumatra, Java, Borneo, New Guinea?, the Moluccas, Sualwesi, and the Philippines in dense forests at elevations of 10 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, sword-like, winged stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheath bases carrying 5 to 7, well spaced, linear-lanceolate, acute, light green, fleshy leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, peduncel very short, rachis ribbed 3.2 to 5.6" [8 to 14 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Malaxis monstruosa Blume 1825; Oberonia monstruosa var. seramica J.J.Sm. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide ;Orchidaceae Fascile 5 AMes 1915; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1984; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;