Phreatia constricta Schltr. 1919 SECTION Bulbophreatia Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot EARLYWinter

Common Name The Constricted Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 100 to 250 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with subglobose pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect-spreading to suberect, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early winter on an erect, peduncle 4 to 11.2" [10 to 28 cm], rachis elongate, narrow, to 4.8 to 16.8" [12 to 42 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with suberect, lanceolate, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.

Synonyms Phreatia potamophila Schltr. 1913; Phreatia rivularis Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as P potamophila drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 as P rivularis;