Phreatia govidjoae Schltr. 1913 SECTION Bulbophreatia Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Godvijoa Creek Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, suberect, ligulate, oblique, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] , rachis elongate, subsecund, arcuate, to 6.4 to 11.2" [16 to 28 cm] long, densely 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