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

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Triangular Lip Oberonia [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, thin, flexuous rhizome giving rise to distant, erect, densely leafy stem carrying 8 to 10, erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate, acute to subacute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on a somewhat curved, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, glabrous, subdentate margin, dorsally carinate, equal to the ovary floral bracts.


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