Phreatia taiwaniana Fukuy. 1935

Plant in situ Taiwan

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Full Shade Warm Cool LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Taiwan Phreatia - In China Tai Wan Fu Lan

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Taiwan on large trees in moist forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with contiguous, nearly flattened, globose pseudobulbs carrying 1 to occasionally 2, apical, linear to narrowly oblong, slightly contracted basally, articulate, obtuse to acute apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, slender, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with several sheaths and elliptic floral bracts.

Synonyms Thelasis taiwaniana (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide