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

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name The White Inflorescence Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, suberect, narrowly oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse , narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on an ascending, peduncle terete, half as long as the leaf, 5 bracted, rachis cylindric, half as long as the leaf, 3.6 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acuminate, equal to 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