Oberonia transversiloba Holttum 1947

Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot

Common Name The Transversely Lobed Oberonia

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia at eleavtions of 300 to 400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying about 6, at a very acute angle to the stem, nearly straight, slightly incurved, acute, conspicuously joined at the base leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncle to 2.4" [6 cm] long, to 6.4" [16 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers in whorls of 6 flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:285 Holttum 1947; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawring fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide;