Phreatia laxa perlaxa

Phreatia laxa Schltr. var. perlaxa Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 940

Type: Schlechter 16501 (holo B, lost; iso AMES, BO, L)

Differs from the typical variety in the long creeping rhizome; longer leaves; the long peduncles, with the inflorescence usually distinctly overtopping the leaf; and in the somewhat larger flowers. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Colours: Flowers white.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 600 to 1000 m.

Flowering time in the wild: July, September.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 549-114M.JPG.

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.