Phreatia dendrochiloides Schltr. 1913 SECTION Bulbophreatia


Full shade Warm Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Dendrochilum-Like Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, equal to the leaves, rachis thin, secund, arcuate, longer than the leaves to .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, laxly 10 to 18 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