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

Part Shade Warm Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Sickle-Shaped Leaved Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in thick moss at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to a strict densely leafy stem carrying 5 to 8, erect to suberect, obliquely linear, acute thickly coriaceous leaves that blooms in the late spring on a 4.8" [12 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with hyaline, patent, oblong-elliptic, apiculate, dorsally carinate, irregularily serrate margins, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the leaves are very thick and is a diagnostic within the section, the lip as well is very differnt and the flowers are yellowish with orange yellow towards the base anther.


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