Phreatia gladiata (A.Rich.) Kraenzl. 1911 SECTION Phreatia Drawing by d'Urville and The Plant Illustrations Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Sword-Shaped Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea as a small sized epiphyte with a fan of basally, imbricate leaf bases with an oblong to oblong-lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, gradually narrowing and becoming sharply conduplicate below into the sheath base leaves that blooms on an axillary, erect, filiform, densely many flowered, all in the apical 1/3 of the inflorescence.

Synonyms Eria gladiata (A.Rich.) Rchb.f. 1868; *Oberonia gladiata A.Rich. 1833;

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