Oberonia suborbicularis Carr 1929 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Plant and Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid PageCopyright

Common Name The Almost Round Oberonia [refers to the petals shape]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5mm across]

Found in penninsular Malaysia to northern Sumatra in montane forests or forested ravines as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 4 to 5 oblique, almost straight lewaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with the flowers set in whorls around the inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001