Phreatia tenuis Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Slim Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with almost no stem carrying 4, erect-patent, linear, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect-spreading, peduncle few bracted, shorter to longer than the leaves, rachis to 1.2" [3 cm] long, secund, slim, 2.4" [6 cm] long, laxly 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with spreading, lanceolate, acuminate, equal to the pedicel 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