Phreatia loriae Schltr. 1907 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name Lori's Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Bismarck archipelago on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the late fall and early winter.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green. He also states that this species dries black when preserved. This species is very similar to P kaniensis, P polyantha, P vaginata and P myriantha but this one dries black when preserved, has short pedicels and only very small sheaths.


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