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

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Tail Like Inflorescence Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to an elongate, flexuous, several leaved stem carrying erect-patent to suberect, obliquely triangular-lanceolate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall on an shortly pedunculate, thin, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, a bit shorter or a bit longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow with a brown lip.


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