Oberonia podostachys Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Podostachys Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

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

Common Name The Wide Column Foot Oberonia

Flower Size 1/32" [1.2mm]

Found as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte found growing on tree branches within moss at elevations of 100 to 375 meters with 3 to 4, subfalcate, lanceolate-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, arching, 1.2 to 2.32" [3 to 5.8 cm] long inflorescence with many [100] resupinate flowers that can occur at most any time of the year

Best mounted to accomodate the pendant inflorescence which is longer than the leaves and has many flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 drawing fide; The Orchids of Micronesia Schlechter 1921; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea Van Royen 1979; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006