Phreatia longibractea Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Long Bracted Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 3 to 4, suberect, ligulate, apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, peduncle shorter than the leaves, many, acuminate bracted, 1.6 to 3.4" [3.5 to 8.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, much longer 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