Phreatia monticola Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

Photo by Anthony Lamb


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

Full shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Mountain Living Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in hill and lower montane forests at elevations around 800 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with almost no stem carrying 6 to 8, erect-patent, subfalcate-linear, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect-spreading, slim, peduncle, few bracted, shorter than the leaves, 1.6" [4 cm] long, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white .

Synonyms Phreatia monticola var. minor Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as P aff monticola;