Eria cordifera Schltr. 1912 SECTION Hymenaria Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Fall Spring

Common Name The Heart Carrying Eria [refers to the shape of the callus on the lip apex]

Flower Size

Found in Borneo and New Guinea in lowland mixed forests beside rivers at elevations around 800 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with flexuous, puberulous, rhizome giving rise to cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect-patent to erect, linear, acute, narrowly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a lateral, shortly pedunculate, subdense 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are reddish with dark red streaks inside or tinged with red inside.

Synonyms Eria cordifera subsp. borneensis J.J.Wood 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood 1994 as Eria cordifera subsp. borneensis;