Phreatia angustifolia Schltr. 1913 SECTION Bulbophreatia Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool EARLYSpring

Common Name The Narrow Leaved Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with conical pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, suberect, elongate, narrowly linear, obtuse, minutely bilobed apically, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms spring on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, as long as the leaf 3.2 to 5.56" [8 to 14 cm], rachis thin, to 6.4 to 11.2" [16 to 28 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide