Phreatia albofarinosa Ormerod 2005

LCDP Photo by D. K. Agrawala and Richardiana Vol 5 230 - 240 Notes on the identity, distribution and Red list assessment of Phreatia albofarinosa (Orchidaceae), a poorly known species from India Sarkar, Agrawala, Chakraborty and Maity 2021

Common Name The Floury White Phreatia [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size .088 to .132" [2.2 to 2.8 mm]

Found in Thailand and Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, West Bengal states of India and Sikkim in evergreen forests on mossy tree trunksa and moist rocks at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte without a stem and carrying 4 to 6, distichous, fan-shaped, narrowly elliptic-oblong to ligulate-oblanceolate, unequualy notched apically, prominent midvein beneath, overlapping, equitant, articulte, strongly veined, dilated basally into the sheathing leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect to arching above, peduncle 2,8 to 4.2" [7 to 10.5 cm] long, erect, glabrous, provied with 2 to 3, distant, tubular-lanceolate, clasping sheaths, rachis 1.6 to 4.4" [4 to 11 cm] long, usually arching, irrregularily winged, 4.4 to 8.8" [11 to 22 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with gradually decreasing above, lanceolate, cymbiform, acuminate, brownish, persistent shorter to longer than the ovary floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Richardiana Vol 5 230 - 240 Notes on the identity, distribution and Red list assessment of Phreatia albofarinosa (Orchidaceae), a poorly known species from India Sarkar, Agrawala, Chakraborty and Maity 2021 drawing/photo fide

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