Eria retusa (Blume) Rchb.f. 1857 SECTION Bryobium

Another Flower Photos by Mark Clements Copyright 2009,

Common Name The Retuse Eria - In Australia - The Christmas Island Urchin Orchid

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Java, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Island, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Christmas Island in rainforests high on trees at elevations of 200 to 300 [1200] meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with crowded, fleshy, green pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect, thick, bright green leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, fleshy, pubescent, .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence and carrying densely crowded flowers

Synonyms Bryobium pubescens Lindl. 1838; Bryobium retusum (Blume) Y.P.Ng & P.J.Cribb 2005; *Dendrolirium retusum Blume 1825; Eria pusilla Teijsm. & Binn. 1862;; Phreatia congesta Rolfe 1890; Phreatia retusa (Blume) Lindl. 1830; Pinalia retusa (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Eria retusa; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as photo/fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Bryobium retusum photo fide