Phreatia limenophylax (Endl.) Rchb.f. 1857 Photo by Jean Jacques Villegente and Die Pflasnzenwelt Polynesiens Website

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

Full shade Hot WarmSpring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The ? Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Norfolk Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Wallis and Futuna, and Samoa in dense humid rain or strand forests as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 5 to 8 extremely fleshy leaves arranged in a fan that blooms in the later spring summer and fall on an axillary, erect, shortly pedunculate, many flowered inflorescence carrying minute green flowers

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms Eria limenophylax (Endl.) Rchb.f. 1857; Oberonia crassiuscula F.Muell. ex Benth. 1873; Oberonia lindleyana Brongn. 1834; Phreatia lindleyana (Brongn.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks. 1894; Phreatia pachyphylla Schltr. 1906; Phreatia vitiensis Rolfe 1909; Pinalia limenophyllax (Endl.) Kuntze 1891; *Plexaure limenophylax Endl. 1833; Sarcochilus microphyton Kraenzl. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as P pachyphylladrawing good; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidopilie 1995 as P pachyphylla Photo ok;