Phreatia elata Schltr. 1913 SECTION Saccophreatia Drawing by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Most Elegant Growth Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with suberect, ligulate, obtuse, bidentate, apically, gradually narrowing towards the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle few bracted, rachis cylindrical, 16 to 12.8" [20 to 32 cm] long, densely multi-flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;\ The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlecter 1913 drawing fide