Ornithocephalus obergiae Soto Arenas 1992

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Thurston /TYPE Drawing by Salazar and The Herbario AMO Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by rommelbeutels and his Orchid Flickr Site

Common Name Oberg's Ornithocephalus [American Ruth Oberg collector of species 1900'S]

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico and Guatemala in lower montane rainforests at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing twig epiphyte with a fan of 10, distichous, linear-ensiform, acute, fleshy, dark green leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, pendulous to horizontal, .24 to 1.45" [6 to 36mm] long, racemose, thin, glabrous, 1 to 3, rarely 7 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Icones Orchidacearum 10 Plate 1059 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018