Phreatia stenostachya (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1911 SECTION Caulophreatia

Plant and Flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Thin Inflorescence Phreatia

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Found in the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu and Samoa in montane forests at elevations around sealevel to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered stems enveloped completely by leaf bases carrying 4 to 8, held in a fan, linear to linear-oblanceolate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, equal to or longer than the leaves, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, peduncle .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Eria cauligera Rchb.f. 1878; *Eria stenostachya Rchb.f. 1868; Octarrhena cauligera (Rchb.f.) P.F.Hunt 1970; Phreatia cauligera Rchb.f. 1878; Phreatia outbatchensis Schltr. 1906; Pinalia cauligera (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as P cauligera; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as P oubatchensis drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo good;