Oberonia triangularis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade HotCool

Common Name The Triangular Oberonia

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in northern Borneo in wet lower montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying distichous, equitant, closely imbricate, each blade appears triangular, obtuse leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, densely many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920 drawing fide; The Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood Beaman etal 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011