Oberonia lucida J.J.Sm. 1905 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Labidous

Plant and Inflorescence

Plant Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol IV

TYPE Drawing Drawing by © J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Shining Oberonia

Flower Size .15" [4mm]

Found in the Moluccas in lowland forests at elevations of 85 to 450 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with pendant, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, clustered, elongate, flexuous, glabrous stems enveloped almost copmpletely by many erect, patent, imbricate, lanceolate, acute, leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect then arching, elongated, cylindrical, 2.4" [6 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with patent, ovate-lanceolate, acute, glabrous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying minute, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as O wariana; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006