Phreatia bismarckiensis Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Bismarck Range Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with almost no stem carrying 4, erect-patent, falcate-oblique, ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect-spreading, slim, peduncle, few bracted, a little shorter than the leaves, 1.6" [4 cm] long, subsecund, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as 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