Thelasis phreatioides J.J.Sm. 1911 SUBGENUS Oxyanthera


Plant and Flowers Photos by André Schuiteman, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Common Name The Phreatia-Like Thelasis

Flower Size .1" [.28 cm]

Found in New Guinea on limestone hills or coral rock in lowland forests at elevations of 5 to 450 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short, fleshy stem carrying 6 to more, distichous, dense, patent, ligulate, obliquely obtuse, mid rib grooved above, keeled below, gradually conduplicate below leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an axilalty, sigmoid, rather densely many flowered, sub-elliptic in cross-section, 4.4" [11 cm] long inflorescence with

Synonyms Phreatia digulana Schltr. 1913; Phreatia phreatioides (J.J.Sm.) L.O.Williams 1946; Rhynchophreatia phreatioides (J.J.Sm.) Schltr 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985 as Phreatia digulana; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;