Phreatia finisterrae Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Finesterre Range Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 8, erect to erect-spreading, narrowly linear, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, with an apicule interjected, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, rachis elongate to 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, longer than the leaves, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, equal to to slightly longer 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 drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999;