Phreatia brevis Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Warm LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Short Phreatia [refers to the plant size]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with 4 to 8, erect-spreading to subspreading, linear, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, equal to the leaves, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, long acuminate, equal to to slightly shorter than the flowers floral bracts.


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