Eria atrorubens Schltr. 1912 SECTION Hymenaria Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Partial Shade Warm Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Dark Purple Eria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 900 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 1.8" between each cylindrical pseudobulb carrying 3 apical, linear to linear-ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the narrow petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, racemose, subdense, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse, sparsely pubescent floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1912 drawing good; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as E aff atrorubensdrawing good/photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006