Phreatia oxyantheroides Schltr. 1905 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Hot LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Oxyanthera-Like Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in the Bismarck archipelago on trees on the beach at elevations around 5 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the late fall and early winter.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white. Similar to P micrantha but differs in the wider spreading leaves, the smaller flowers, the less ovate petals and the lip that is broader without 2 basal swellings.


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