Phreatia thompsonii Ames 1914

Drawing by Waggmar and Michael Thomas at The University of Hawaii Museum Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Agnes Rinehart

Drawing

Drawing by Waggmar and Michael Thomas at The University of Hawaii Museum Website

Full shade Hot LATE Fall and again LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning Thompson's Phreatia [American Director of the Guam Experimental Station early 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in the Marianas and the Caroline Islands as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying persistent leaf sheaths with linear-oblong leaves that blooms in the late fall and again in the early spring on an axillary, as long as to shorter than the leaves, successively few, many flowered inflorescence carrying secund flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ferns and Orchids of the Mariana Islands Raulerson & Rinehart 1992 photo fide;

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