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

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Dark Brick Red Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with avery short rhizome giving rise to an erect, short, densely leafy stem carrying 4 to 6, erect to suberect, linear-falcate, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect to arcuate, short, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, subdentate, glabrous, more or less shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark orange-red and dried herbarium specimens of this species turn entirely red unlike most Oberonia which only the inflorescence dries red.


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