Phreatia morii Hayata 1914

Plant and Flowers

photo by Antonio and his Blog

Full Shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning Mori's Phreatia - In China Da Fu Lan

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Taiwan on tree trunks in forests or on rocks along streams at elevations below 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with tufted, ovoid globose pseudobulbs enveloped by membraneous sheaths and carrying narrowly oblong to narrowly elliptic, acute apically, contracted below into the convolute sheaths leaves that blooms in the late spring on a basal, slender, 12 to 20" [30 to 40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with 4 to 6 lax sheaths below and narrowly elliptic floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide