Oberonia titania— King of the Faries, Soldiers Crest Orchid, Norfolk Island Titania—ORCHIDACEAE.

Oberonia titania

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Habitat—Grows in a variety of habitats, in Subtropical and Littoral Rainforest, Melaleuca Swamps, Mangroves and Gorges in Sclerophyll Forest.

Distribution— North from Middle Brother National Park in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Epiphyte with 1–several shoots in a tight clump

Local occurrences

Middle Brother National Park

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

Inflorescence.— 5 to 17 cm long, commonly 50 to 350–flowered, erect to pendent; pedicel plus ovary 1 to 1.5 mm long. Flowers red except for the gold–coloured pollinia. Dorsal sepal commonly 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

Oberonia titania