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Orchid Species: Oberonia papuana

Kew currently accepted name is Phreatia micrantha

Oberonia papuana is an orchid species identified by F.M.Bailey in 1900. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Phreatia micrantha.
Oberonia (Ob.)
ORIGIN: Found in the Bismark Islands, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Queensland, Fiji, Niue, New Caledonia, Samoa, Santa Cruz Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna and the northern Mariana Islands in coastal and montane forests at elevations of sea-level to 1030 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 5 to 10, arranged in a fan, ligulate, unequally obtusely bilobed apically, articulate below into the conduplicate, imbricate leaf base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, 5 to 13 [12.5 to 31 cm] long, cylindrical, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with tiny flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.08 to 0.1 inches [2 to 2.5 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Phreatia Phr louisiadum 1911 Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Phreatia Phr micrantha 1859 (A.Rich.) Lindl.
Add+ Phreatia Phr moluccana 1914 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Eria Er sphaerocarpa 1868 Rchb.f. in B.Seemann
Add+ Phreatia Phr clivicola 1985 W.Kittr.
Add+ Phreatia Phr graeffei 1911 Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Phreatia Phr macrophylla 1906 Schltr.
Add+ Phreatia Phr macrophylloides 1929 Kraenzl.
Add+ Phreatia Phr richardiana 1911 (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Phreatia Phr robusta 1930 R.S.Rogers
Add+ Phreatia Phr samoensis 1907 (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
Add+ Phreatia Phr sarcothece 1911 Schltr.
Add+ Rhynchophreatia Rcra micrantha 1977 (A.Rich.) N.Hallé
Add+ Thelasis Tls samoensis 1898 Kraenzl.
Add+ Rhipidorchis Rhp micrantha 2004 (A.Rich.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Add+ Eria Er richardiana 1868 Rchb.f. in B.Seemann
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