Thelasis wariana (Schltr.) Schuit. & de Vogel 2012 publ. 2011 SUBGENUS Oxyanthera

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

Part shade Hot LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Waria Range Thelasis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations of 350 to 450 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with 6 to 10, erect spreading, semiterete, subfiliform-linear, unequally bilobed apcially leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a thin, erect, glabrous, few bracted, equalto or slightly longer than the leaves, rachis .8" [2 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with recurved, ovate-cucullate, acuminate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish brown.

Synonyms *Phreatia wariana Schltr. 1913; Rhynchophreatia wariana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Phreatia wariana drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 as Rhynchophreatia micrantha;