Phreatia protensa Schlechter 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 Extended Phreatia [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with distant, minute, oblong-depressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, attenuate into the petiolate base leaf, that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, rachis sublaxly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, as long as to somewhat longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish white.


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