Phreatia biechinata Ormerod 2002 SECTION Bulbophreatia Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The ? Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, congested epiphyte with somewhat distant, broadly ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, obliquely obtuse with a minute apicule, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, rachis subdensely 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.

Synonyms Phreatia congesta Schltr. 1913

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