Earina autumnalis (G.Forst.) Hook.f. 1853 Photo by Michael Pratt and New Zealand Native Orchids Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Otto Hyink

FragrantPart ShadeSunWarmCoolFall

Common Name The Fall Flowering Earina - In New Zealand Easter Orchid or Raupeka

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in New Zealand and the Chatham Islands in lowland to montane forests on trunks and branches and occasionally seen on rocks and banks as an erect to drooping, large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with shade drooping with sun erect elongate stems carrying stiff, glossy dark green, widest near the base, narrowing towards the tip leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendent with upturned apexes, to 4" [10cm] long, paniculate, 3 to 40 flowered inflorescence carrying highly fragrant flowers. .

Synonyms Cymbidium autumnale (G.Forst.) Sw. 1799; Earina alba Colenso 1886; Earina suaveolens Lindl. 1843; *Epidendrum autumnale G.Forst. 1786; Epidendrum autumnale (Lindl.) Banks & Sol. ex Hookr. 1853; Malaxis autumnalis (G.Forst.) Spreng. 1815

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as E suaveolens; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;

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