Phreatia dischorensis Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Cool LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Dischore Range Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 6 to 8, erect-spreading, obliquely linear-ligulate, apiculate, attenuate below into the petiolate-like base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, peduncle few bracted, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, twice as long as the leaves, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, about as long as the flowers 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