Phreatia cylindrostachya Schltr. 1913 SECTION Saccophreatia

Flower closeup

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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

Full shade Warm Cold LATE Fall Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Cylindrical Inflorescence Phreatia

Flower Size 1/4" [7mm]

Found in Solomon Islands and New Guinea in primary lower montane forests at elevations of 700 to 2900 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with subglobose, slightly laterally flattened, close set pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, oblanceolate-ligulate, subobtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall, winter and early spring on a densely many flowered, to 14" [to 35 cm] long,

Synonyms Phreatia cylindrostachya var. grandifolia Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Phreatia cylindrostachya var. grandifolia; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008