Phreatia elongata Schltr. 1913 SECTION Caulophreatia Drawing By Lewis & Cribb 1991

TYPE Drawing

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

Full shade Warm Cool EARLYWinter LATE Spring

Common Name The Elongate Phreatia [refers to the stem]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 600 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, somewhat compressed, densely leafy stem carrying erect-spreading, ligulate, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter to late spring on an erect, filiform, peduncle to 2 to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] long, few bracted, 4 to 10.8" [10 to 27 cm] long overall, twice as long as the leaves, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, subequal to 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; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing;