Phreatia seleniglossa Schltr. 1913 SECTION Caulophreatia

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

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Half Moon-Shaped Lip Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very, very short stem carrying densely many, erect-spreading, linear-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle thin, .8 to 1.04" [2 to 2.6 cm] long overall, twice as long as the leaves, laxly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with deltoid, acuminate, a little shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.


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