Phreatia protensa Schlechter 1913SECTION Bulbophreatia Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Extended Phreatia [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with distant, minute, oblong-depressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, attenuate into the petiolate base leaf, that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, rachis sublaxly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, as long as to somewhat longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish white.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide

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