Phreatia scaphioglossa Schltr. 1905 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Hot Warm EARLYWinter

Common Name The Basin Like Lip Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands on trees in forests at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the early winter .

Schlechter states that the flowers are white and the leaves of this species and P imitans are blue green. They differ however in the flower morphology. Another similar species is P gracilis but it differs in the lack of the glaucous [blue green] leaves and has a different shape to the petals.


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