Phreatia oreogena Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Warm Cool EARLY Winter

Common Name The Mountain Living Phreatia

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 almost no stem carrying 4 to 6, erect-patent, linear-ligulate, obtuse with a small apicule, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early winter on an erect, few bracted, shorter to longer than the leaves, laxly 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, equal to the pedicel floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white. He also states that this species is cleistogamus.


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