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

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Kidney-Shaped Lip Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a very short, erect, densely leafy stem carrying 3 to 5, erect-patent to suberect, ligulate, acute to subacute, falcate-oblique leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect to suberect, to to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, densely pectinate-dentate margin, dorsal muricate-papillose, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a very dark brown.


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