Phreatia scandens J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Bulbophreatia

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

Full shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Scandent Phreatia

Flower Size .1" [.35 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests and heath-like shrublands at elevations of 1900 to 2860 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with very small, ovoid, obliquely depressed pseudobulbs enveloped completely by sharply keeled cataphyls and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, oblanceolate, obtuse, slightly bilobed, minutely and obtusely apiculate leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an ascending, sigmiod, 4" [10 cm] long, densely 11 flowered inflorescence with tubular, keeled bracts and patent, triangular, acute, concave, keeled floral bracts

Synonyms Phreatia laxa var. perlaxa Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008