Phreatia microtatantha Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Hot Warm LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Small Flowered Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 6 to 12, erect-spreading to suberect, more or less arcuate, fleshy, linear, acute to distinctly apiculate, attenuate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a shortly pedunculate, few bracted, 1/3 to 1/2 as long the leaves, laxly many flowered inflorescence with acuminate, equal to or slightly longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white.


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