Phreatia pusilla (Blume) Lindl. 1830 Photo by The Orchids of Malaya Website

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

Deep shade

Common Name The Small Flowered Phreatia

Flower Size .07" [1.5mm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with a very short stem carrying to 8 to 9, close-set, two ranked, linear, unevenly bilobed apically, light green above, with paler blotches beneath leaves that blooms on an axillary, [7 to 11 cm] long, angular, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate below and threadlike apically floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms *Dendrolirium pusillum Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001

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