Phreatia transversiloba Schltr. 1913 SECTION Bulbophreatia TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool EARLYWinter EARLYSummer

Common Name The Transverse Midlobe Phreatia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, suberect, obliquely-ligulate, obtuse, unequally biolbed apically, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early winter and early summer on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, rachis thin, somewhat longer than the leaves, to 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.


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