Phreatia padangensis Schltr. 1911

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade WarmCool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Padang Phreatia [A city on the west coast of Sumatra]

Flower Size tiny

Found in western Sumatra without elevational information as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs and very short stems carrying 6 to 8, fleshy, linear, obtuse, narrowing slightly at the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a slender, shorter to just about as long as the leaves; the peduncle a little shorter than the rachis, fairly dense, many flowered inflorescence with a few widely spaced, small sheaths and ovate, apiculate, as long as the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001

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