Phreatia densiflora (Blume) Lindl. 1830

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Cameron Highlands Photos by David Kuehn

Deep shadeCool Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Densely Flowered Phreatia

Flower Size .05" [1.5mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sumatra, New Ireland, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, the Horn Islands and Fiji in lower and upper montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs and has up to 12, arranged in a fan, linear, obtusely unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a 16" [40 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with a few small sheaths and lanceolate, acuminate, lower as long as the ovary becoming smaller towrds the apex floral bracts.

Synonyms *Dendrolirium densiflorum Blume 1825; Eria myosurus Rchb.f. 1857; Eria stachyurus Rchb.f. 1868; Phreatia myosurus (Rchb.f.) Lindl. 1859; Phreatia stenostigma Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Eria myosurus; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 as P myosurus; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011