Oberonia phleoides Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Platyacron

Plant and Flowers

Flower Closeup 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 Type Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Combed Oberonia

Flower Size .2" [4 mm]

Found in the New Guinea in rainforests at elevations of 450 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, clustered stems carrying 4 to 5, erect patent, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on a cylindrical, densely many flowered, 2" [5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, coarsly denticulate margins, almost as long as the ovary, floral bracts.


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