Phreatia sororia Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

TYPE Drawing Photo by Peter O'Byrne/Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Closely Related Phreatia [refers to its similarity to P inversa but differs in the narrower petals, lip shape and the column]

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in forests on trees at elevations around 250 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 6 to 8, subpatent, ligulate, minutely apiculate, narrowly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a shortly pedunculate, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence that is slightly shorter to equal to the leaves in length, and has lanceolate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Phreatia sororia var. kenejiana Schltr. 1913; Phreatia sororia var. litoralis Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Phreatia sororia var. kenejiana; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Phreatia sororia var. litoralis

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