Oberonia oligotricha Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Platyacron

Photo by Eric Hunt

Type drawing Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot WarmWinterSpringSummer

Common Name The Few Haired Oberonia

Flower Size .1" [2mm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 350 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with distichous, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, subfalcate leaves that bloom in the winter spring and summer on an axillary, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, many flowered, racemose inflorescence with acuminate, lanceolate floral bracts that area slightly longer than the ovary. .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006