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

Full shade Hot Warm LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Slanting Petal Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 500 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, peduncle several bracted, rachis cylindric, to 8" [to 20 cm] long overall, somewhat densely many flowered inflorescence with oval, acuminate, equal to the flowers floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.


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