Oberonia sarcophylla 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 Spring

Common Name The Fleshy Leaved Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to an erect, flexuous, densely leafy stem carrying 4 to 5, thickly fleshy, linear-falcate, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on an arcuate, thick, always falcate, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, dentate margin, more or less equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brown-red.


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