Oberonia titania Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Otoglossum Photo by CSKK

Inflorescence Photo by The ANOS Queensland Group Website


Another View Photos by Geoffery Giles Copyright

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Common Name The Delicate Oberonia [Queen of the fairies, refers to the diminutive size of this orchid] - In Australia The Soldier's Crest Orchid The Common Fairy Orchid

Flower Size .04" [1mm]

Found on Norforlk Islands, New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji at elevations of 160 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with oblong, coriaceous, arranged in a fan leaves that can bloom at most any time of the year on an terminal, arching to pendulous, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Iridorkis titania (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis palmicola (F.Muell.) F.Muell. 1869; Malaxis titania (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia neocaledonica Schltr. 1906; Oberonia palmicola F.Muell. 1860; Titania miniata Endl. 1833;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of New Caledonia Schelchter 1906 as O neocaledonica; The Orchidaceeae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 as O palmicola; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as O neocaledonica drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as O palmicola; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 as O neocaledonica photo ok; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo as Oberonia palmicola; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo as Oberonia palmicola; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oberonia palmicola photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide