Phreatia formosana Rolfe ex Hemsl. 1895 photo by Marc Flandre

Drawing Drawing by Cai Shuqin and The Flora Of China Website

Full Shade Warm Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Taiwan Phreatia - In China Fu Lan

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China, Taiwan, Thailand and and Vietnam in open areas of forests on trees at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with a tufted, very short stem enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying subbasal, distichous, linear, obtuse to retuse apically, slightly contracted and dilated into the articulate, equitant sheath base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an axillary, erect, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm ]long, slender, many flowered inflorescence with subovate floral bracts

Synonyms Octarrhena formosana (Rolfe ex Hemsl.) S.S.Ying 1990; Octarrhena kotoinsularis (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1990; Phreatia evrardii Gagnep. 1931; Phreatia kotoinsularis Fukuy. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok;