Oberonia serrulata 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 Lightly Toothed Oberonia [refers to the margin of the leaves]

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 stem carrying 6 to 9, suberect, free part linear-lanceolate to linear-ligulate, acute, falcate leaves that blooms in the late spring on a cylindrical, 3.6 to 6.8" [9 to 17 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with patent, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, carinate dorsally, irregularily subdentate margin, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are sulphur with an orange yellow ovary yellow .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea Royen 1979;