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

Full shade Cool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Hollow? Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with well spaced, broadly ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, suberect, lanceolate-ligulate, acute , narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, peduncle as long as the leaf, 3.5 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] long, rachis cylindric, suberect, sublaxly 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than 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