Phreatia luzoniensis Rolfe ex Ames 1905

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Ron Waling Waling and The RVO Orchidtalk Website

Full shade Hot Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Luzon Phreatia [refers to the Island within the Philippines that the species occurs]

Flower Size tiny

Found in the Philippines on Luzon island at elevations around 10 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with 2 ranked, linear, somewhat fleshy, nearly obtuse leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, to 1.5" [3 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, slender, arching, densely many flowered inflorescence with the tiny, successively opening flowers held all towards the apex and has ovate-lanceolate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984