Phreatia microphyton Schltr. 1913 SECTION Bulbophreatia

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

Full shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Small Leaved Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with small, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, suberect, obliquely linear, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, peduncle to .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, minutely few bracted, as long as the leaves, rachis thin, a bit longer, laxly 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than 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