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

Full shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Dwarf Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with somewhat distant, subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, peduncle 1.6" [4 cm] long, few bracted, thin, equal to the leaf, rachis subsecund, 2.13 to 2.6" [5.3 to 6.5 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white and that this species is the smallest within the section Bulbophreatia.


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