Phreatia caulescens Ames 1908 SECTION Caulophreatia photo by Purification Orchids and their Philippine Orchid Website

Deep Shade Cool WinterSummer

Common Name The Stem Forming Phreatia - In China Chui Jing Fu Lan

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in the Philippines, Vanuatu and Taiwan in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a leafy stem carrying, distichous, linear, bilaterally flattened leaves that blooms in the winter and summer on a lateral, [9 to 17 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with linear, acumniate floral bracts.

Synonyms Octarrhena caulescens (Ames) Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as Octarrhena caulescens photo ok; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Octarhena caulescens; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;