Phreatia vanoverberghii Ames 1912

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by N T Gerald and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm Cold Winter

Common Name or Meaning Vanoverberg's Phreatia [A Belgian Priest and orchid enthusiast in Luzon 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in the mountains of central Luzon the Phillipines in montane forests at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters as a warm to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, reduced stem enveloped by leaf bases carrying, linear leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good