Phreatia caulescens Ames 1908 SECTION Caulophreatia

photo by Purification Orchids and their Philippine Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Deep Shade Cool WinterSummer

Common Name The Stem Forming Phreatia - In China Chui Jing Fu Lan

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in the Philippines, Vanuatu and Taiwan in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a leafy stem carrying, distichous, linear, bilaterally flattened leaves that blooms in the winter and summer on a lateral, [9 to 17 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with linear, acumniate floral bracts.

Synonyms Octarrhena caulescens (Ames) Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as Octarrhena caulescens photo ok; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Octarhena caulescens; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;