Phreatia stenophylla Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Hot Warm Fall Winter Spring

Common Name The Slim Leaved Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 200 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 8, erect to erect-spreading, falcate-linear, subacute, narrowly subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on an erect, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with patent, lanceolate, acuminate, equal to to slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish green.


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