Phreatia stipulata Schltr. Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 912 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Straw-Like Phreatia [refers to the stipule formation at the upper margin of the sheaths]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with 4 to 8, spreading, oblique, ligulate, minutely apiculate, distinctly narrowly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a shortly pedunculate, shorter than the leaves to rarely equal to the leaves, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish yellow.

Schlechter erroneously made 2 entries for the same name in his 1913 New Guinea publication so the miniature sized species with white flowers described further on in his book has been renamed P djamuensis.


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