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

Full shade Warm Cool LATEWinter

Common Name The Shaggy Lip Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with distant, minute, oblong-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrow linear-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing into the petiolate base leaf, that blooms in the late winter on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, to 1.2 to 2.4 " [3 to 6 cm] long, rachis sublaxly few flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, as long as than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white and greenish on the outside.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide