Earina aestivalis Cheeseman 1919 Photo by Eric Scanlen and New Zealand Native Orchids Website

Plant and Flowers in situ New Zealand Photo by Phil Bendle and Kete New PlymouthWebsite


Common Name The Summer Flowering Earina - In New Zealand The Bamboo Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .55" [1 to 1.4 cm]

Found on the north island of New Zealand in coastal forests near the sea as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with an open growth habit that forms sparse pieces with elongate stems carrying long, broad, deeply channeled, widest near the base, narrowing to an acute tip, green to yellowish-green leaves that blooms in the mid spring through summer on a pendent, to 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying citrus scented flowers

Earina mucronata and this species are very similar but differ in the plant habit, E mucronata is a clumping plant and E aestivalis has an open growth habit.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;