Phreatia jadunae Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Jaduna Phreatia [A town along the Waria River]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 4 to 6, more or less spreading, ligulate, apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle short, few bracted, equal to the leaves, 1.4 to 3" [3.5 to 7.5 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, almost equal to shorter than the flowers 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