Oberonia torana J.J. Sm. 1915 SECTION Otoglossum Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved.

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Tor Oberonia [Tor Territory - Northern Netherlands New-Guinea]

Flower Size .05" [1 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 25 to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a somewhat elongated, laterally compressed stem carrying, 3 to 9, laterally compressed, unjointed, disitchous, conduplicate, rather fleshy, linear, falcate-incurved, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 2.4" to 4.8" [6 to 12 cm] long, many [80 to 200] flowered, racemose inflorescence with the flowers held in loose whorls along the entire length.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O' Byrne 1992 drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006