Phreatia trilobulata Schltr. 1913 SECTION Phreatia

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

Full shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Three Lobed Phreatia [refers to the apex of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with 6 to 8, erect-spreading, ligulate, minutely apiculate, distinctly narrrowly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a shortly pedunculate, shorter than the leaves, laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow.


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