Phreatia mentosa Schltr. 1913 SECTION Bulbophreatia Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Chin-Like Phreatia [refers to the mentum of the flower]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with somewhat distant, suborbicular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, subacute, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, peduncle subthin, few bracted, rachis thin, to 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, subdensely 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary 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