Genus Oberonia section Labidous

Genus Oberonia section Labidous

Genus Oberonia section Labidous Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 145

Stems elongated, pendulous. Leaf blade not articulate with the sheath, usually very short, in O. pachyambon and kaernbachiana Krzl. more elongated. Flower longer than wide. Sepals and petals rolled up backwards. Lip with large basal auricles clasping the column, auricles keeled or with thickened margin; epichile more or less bifid, the top margin denticulate.
(After Schlechter, 1912)

Malesia: Indonesia (Java, Moluccas, Papua Barat and Papua Prov.), Papua New Guinea

Epiphytes in lowland and hill forest. Altitude up to 1000m

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Genus Oberonia
  • Section Labidous

Genus Oberonia section Labidous in New Guinea contains 11 species:

Oberonia anguina
Oberonia elegans
Oberonia imbricata
Oberonia kaernbachiana
Oberonia kaniensis
Oberonia ledermannii
Oberonia lucida
Oberonia pachyambon
Oberonia reversidens
Oberonia thomsenii
Oberonia urostachya

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Genus Oberonia section Labidous

Oberonia lucida J.J.Sm., inflorescence, photo E.F. de Vogel, Leiden cult. 20031952