Genus Oberonia section Otoglossum

Genus Oberonia section Otoglossum

Genus Oberonia section Otoglossum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 156

Plants usually small. Stems upright, quite short. Leaves rather narrow, not articulated with the sheaths. Flowers rather narrow and very small, glabrous; flower axis straight, extending from the rachis at a right angle. Tepals straight. Lip with asuricles or heart-shaped , in most cases pandurate, rarely the front part narrowed.

Flowers and inflorerscences or sometimes even leaves and stems turning reddish brown, orange-red, or menie-red when dried.
(After Schlechter, 1912)

India North to Japan, East to the South Pacific and Australia

Epiphytes on tree trunks or more often on rather small twigs of high trees or shrubs, in lowland forest to more often montane forests, especially in the cloud forest zone, partly on tree trunks, partly, respectively. mostly, on not too strong branches of

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Section Otoglossum

Genus Oberonia section Otoglossum in New Guinea contains 35 (36?) species and 2 varieties:

Oberonia arcuata
Oberonia bifida
Oberonia bifida var. brachyloba
Oberonia brevispica
Oberonia brunnea
Oberonia chenii
Oberonia finisterrae
Oberonia fissipetala
Oberonia hexaptera
Oberonia irrorata
Oberonia kempfii
Oberonia kempteri
Oberonia klossii
Oberonia lancipetala
Oberonia linearis
Oberonia linearis var. brevipetala
Oberonia maboroensis
Oberonia marginata ?
Oberonia microphylla
Oberonia microtatantha
Oberonia oblonga
Oberonia odontopetala
Oberonia pectinata
Oberonia plumea
Oberonia quadrata
Oberonia radicans
Oberonia repens
Oberonia rhizomatosa
Oberonia rhodostachys
Oberonia ruberrima
Oberonia sarcophylla
Oberonia serpentinicaulis
Oberonia spathipetala
Oberonia torana
Oberonia torricellensis
Oberonia trigonoglossa
Oberonia truncatiglossa
Oberonia volucris
Oberonia werneri

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Genus Oberonia section Otoglossum

Oberonia maboroensis Schltr., drawing R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 64, fig. 229