Phreatia brevicaulis Schltr. 1913 SECTION Caulophreatia

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

Full shade Cool LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Short Stemmed 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 a very, very short stem carrying spreading, linear, obtuse, falcate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long overall, as long to a little longer than the leaves, laxly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, a little shorter than the pedicel 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