Phreatia rhomboglossa Schltr. 1905 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Warm EARLYWinter

Common Name The Rhomboid Shaped Lip Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in the Bismarck archipelago on trees in forests at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the early winter.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white. He also states that this species is very similar to P gladiata and P micrantha in lip shape but this one differs in the pointed leaves that are clearly narrower at the base and the different sheaths.


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