Phreatia valida Schltr. 1905 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Strong Phreatia [refers to the plant size]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the early summer.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white. Schlechter states that this is the largest Phreatia from New Guinea and upon superficial examination this species is similar to Eria validor. This species is unique in its lip shape.


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