Phreatia acuminata J.J.Sm. 1905 TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Acuminate Phreatia

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in western Java in forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with flattened, small pseudobulbs carrying a single, narrowly lanceolate, three pointed apex, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an ascending, peduncle to 3.8" [8 cm] long, 4.8" [12 cm] long, cylindric, many flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J J Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren 1907 drawing fide, Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good