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

Part Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Papillose Oberonia [refers to the externally papillose sepals and bracts]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, laxly pendent, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to a flexuous, leafy stem carrying 5 to 6, erect-patent to suberect, falcate, lanceolate-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the early summer on a .8" [2 cm] long, sublaxly to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, apiculate, dorsally carinate, dentate margins, externally papillose, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green-yellow and the sepals are externally papillose.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea Royen 1979;