Phreatia quadrata Schltr. 1913 SECTION Caulophreatia

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

Full shade Cool EARLYWinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The Square Phreatia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, densely leafy stem carrying erect-spreading, linear-ligulate, obtuse to unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, filiform, 4 to 6.8" [10 to 17 cm] long overall, twice as long as the leaves, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, equal to or a little longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white.


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