Oberonia elmeri Ames1912 Photo by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona and The Phyto Images Website

Common Name Elmer's Oberonia [American Botanist and orchid collector in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Benguet Island of the Philippines at elevations near 1580 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a leafy stem completely enveloped by imbricating leaf sheath bases and carrying nearly pendulous, sword-shaped, thick conduplicate, acute, tapering to a point , very flexible leaves that blooms on an elongate, many flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers in tight whorls.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Orchididana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;