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

Part Shade warm Winter

Common Name The Torricelli Range Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to an erect, distant, subflexuous, densely leafy stem carrying 9 to 13, erect-patent, subfalcate-oblique, linear, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, short, to 2" [5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, irregularily dentate margin, glabrous, granulose-papillose on the dorsal side, more or less equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale brown.


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