Eria eriaeoides (F.M.Bailey) Rolfe 1909 SECTION Bryobium Photo by Mark Clements Copyright 2009,

Plant and Flowers

Flower Closeup Photos by Daniel Mercer and Tree Fern Orchids

Part Shade Hot WarmLATEwinter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Eria-Like Eria - In Australia The Brittle Urchin Orchid

Flower Size .18" [4 mm]

Found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Queensland Australia at elevations of 20 to 1000 meters on rocks and trunks of trees often close to streams as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each cylindrical pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a racemose, erect, 10 to 20 flowered, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long inflorescence.

Synonyms Bryobium diphyllum (Schltr.) J.J.Wood 2005; Bryobium eriaeoides (F.M.Bailey) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Callista eriaeoides (F.M.Bailey) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium eriae F.Muell. 1889; *Dendrobium eriaeoides F.M.Bailey 1888; Eria clausa J.J.Sm. 1919; Eria diphylla Schltr. 1912; Eria eriaeoides (F.M.Bailey) Rolfe 1909; Eria lorentziana J.J.Sm. & Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as E clausa drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium eriaeoides; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1912 as Eria diphylla drawing ok; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as Bryobium eriaeoides; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 as Bryobium eriaeoides photo fide