Phreatia pholidotoides Schltr. 1913 SECTION Bulbophreatia TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Pholidota-Like Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with well spaced, conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, narrowing below into the base leaf, that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, as long as the leaf, to 2.6 to 4 " [6.5 to 10 cm] long, rachis distichous, laxly 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, as long as or a bit longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white and the anther is red with white ridges.


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