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Oberonia titania Lindl.
Family Orchidaceae
Oberonia titania Lindl. APNI*

Synonyms: Oberonia palmicola F.Muell. APNI*
Oberonia neocaledonica Schltr. APNI*

Description: Epiphyte with 1-several shoots in a tight clump.

Leaves 4–10 per shoot, ovate to lanceolate, 1–8 cm long, 2–8 mm wide, green to greenish pink.

Inflorescence 5–17 cm long, c. 50–350-flowered, erect to pendent; pedicel plus ovary 1–1.5 mm long. Flowers red except for the gold-coloured pollinia. Dorsal sepal c. 0.7 mm long, c. 0.2 mm wide, narrow-ovate. Lateral sepals c. 0.5 mm long, c. 0.4 mm wide, broad-ovate. Lateral petals c. 0.7 mm long, obovate. Labellum c. 0.7 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, distinctly 3-lobed, otherwise with entire margins.

Flowering: autumn and spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in a variety of habitats, in subtropical and littoral rainforest, Melaleuca swamps, mangroves and gorges in sclerophyll forest; north from Kendall district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

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