Oberonia quadrata 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 Cool WinterEARLY Summer

Common Name The Quadrate Oberonia [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an very short rhizome giving rise to close set, erect, strict to subflexuous, densely leafy stem carrying 5 to 7, obliquely linear, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter and early summer on an erect to curved, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, subdentate margin, dorsally carinate, shorter to equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the entire flower spike is red brown.


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