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

Part Shade Hot LATE WinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Oval Oberonia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a short, erect, leafy stem carrying 4, erect-patent, ligulate, obtuse, subfalcate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an arcuate, gracefully pedunculate, to .68" [1.7 cm] long, rachis to to 1" [2.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, dorsally carinate, equal to the ovary floral bracts.


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