Phreatia sulcata (Blume) J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Saccophreatia

Photo by James Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full Shade Warm Cool LATER Winter Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Sulcate Phreatia

Flower Size .09" [2mm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas and the Philippines in shady lower montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing orchid with close set, fleshy, globose to somewhat angular pseudobulbs enveloped by 1 to 2 leaf-like sheaths and carrying a single narrowly lanceolate, acute, shiny green above, matte and paler green below leaf that blooms in the later winter, spring and summer on a basal, on a developing pseudobulb, usually longer than the leaf, terete becoming angular, 10 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Dendrolirium sulcatum Blume 1825; Eria sulcata (Blume) Lindl. 1830; Phreatia bracteata Ames 1910; Pinalia sulcata (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J.J. Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J. Sm. 1908 drwaing fide; Orchidaceea of german New Guinea Schlechter 1913; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing ok; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good