Phreatia papuana Ridl., J. Bot. 24 (1886) 327
Type: Forbes s.n. (Sogere) (holo BM)
Very small, with a distinct stem. Leaves coriaceous, lanceolate, bilobed, with broad, striate sheaths, 5 by 0.45 cm. Inflorescences axillary, 2-3, slender, many-flowered, carrying flowers almost from the base to the top, 4-4.5 cm long, with large peduncle-scales. Flowers minute, resupinated. Floral bracts lanceolate, acute, as long as the pedicel. Sepals ovate; lateral sepals forming a mentum. Petals lanceolate, obtuse. Lip narrow, linear-lanceolate, subobtuse. (After Ridley, 1886)
Colours: Flower white.
Habitat: Not known.
Flowering time in the wild: Not known.
Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).
Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 549-181M.JPG.