Phreatia aristulifera Ames 1908

Plant and Inflorescence

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by J.B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Full shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Small Inflorescence Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in Sabah Borneo and the Philippines in lower montane forest at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying a loose fan of linear, unequally bilobed apically, becoming sharply conduplicate and imbricate towards the sheath base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, erect, densely, long pediceled, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Octarrhena aristulifera (Ames) P.F.Hunt 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; A checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994