Phreatia quadrata Schltr. 1913 SECTION Caulophreatia

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

Full shade Cool EARLYWinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The Square Phreatia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, densely leafy stem carrying erect-spreading, linear-ligulate, obtuse to unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, filiform, 4 to 6.8" [10 to 17 cm] long overall, twice as long as the leaves, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, equal to or a little longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white.


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