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

Part Shade HotWarm LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Shaft Bearing Oberonia [refers to the peduncle]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a short, erect, densely leafy stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent, oblique, subfalcate, linear, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a thinly pedunculated, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, rachis to 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, irregular margin, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale brown with a darker, more orange-brown lip


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