Phreatia crassifolia Ridl. 1909

Plant and flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn

Full shadeCool

Common Name The Thick Leafed Phreatia

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in mossy upper montane forests in exposed locations as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs and a fan of conduplicate, fleshy, thick, strap shaped, curved, acute leaves that blooms on an axillary, .8" [2 cm] long, several flowered, racemose inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing good