Oberonia repens 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 Winter

Common Name The Crawling Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a conspicuously elongate rhizome giving rise to an erect, distant, short, densely leafy stem carrying 4 to 5, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, short, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, dorsally carinate, more or less shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are orange-red.


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