Oberonia pectinata Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Otoglossum


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

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Combed Oberonia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, clustered stems carrying 5 to 8, erect to suberect, linear, acute, subfalcate-oblique, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on an elongated, densely many flowered, 2.4 to 5.8" [6 to 14 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, almost as long as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1911/85 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006