Phreatia listrophora Ridl. 1896


Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photos by David Kuehn

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Shovel-Carrying Phreatia

Flower Size .1 [3mm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Moluccas and Sulawesi in sand, lower montane oak & chestnut and moss forests as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte on riverside rocks at elevations of 900 to 2000 meters with 1/2" between each ovoid, adnate to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying one to two apical lanceolate, acute leaf with one smaller than the other that blooms on a terminal, 6.2" [18 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in the upper 1/4.

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

Synonyms Phreatia celebica Rolfe 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; 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 Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide