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

Part Shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Toothed Petal Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to an erect, very short, densely leafy stem carrying 4 to 5, erect-patent, linear, acute, subfalcate-oblique leaves that blooms in the fall on an elongate, suberect, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, subdentate margin, dorsally carinate, more or less equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that theflowers are red-brown.


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