Phreatia djamuensis Schltr. 1923 SECTION Phreatia

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Djamu Gorge Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 350 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying linear, obliquely apiculate distinctly narrrowy petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a thinly pedunculate, few bracted, somewhat longer than the leaves, densely many flowered inflorescence with acuminate, equal to the flowers floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.

Schlechter erroneously made 2 entries for the same name in his 1913 New Guinea publication so the mini-miniature sized species with greenish yellow flowers described earlier in the book is the true P stipulata.

Synonyms Phreatia stipulata Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 928 (1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as P stipulata Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 928 (1913 drawing fide

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