Phreatia hypsorrhynchos Schltr. 1906 Drawing by The Journal of the Linnean Society Botany Vol 45: t. 13 [1922] [P Highly] and The Plant Illustrations Website

Full shade Warm Cold

Common Name or Meaning The Guarded Beak Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu in montane mossy cloud forests at an elevation of 800 to 2300 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with proximate, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, linear to oblanceolate, apically round, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, as long or just longer than the leaf, 4 to 8.8" [10 to 22 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide