Phreatia bulbophylloides Schltr. 1913SECTION Bulbophreatia Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Bulbophyllum-Like 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 somewhat distant, subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, peduncle filiform, longer than the leaf, few bracted, rachis thin, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, twice 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