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

Part Shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name Fedde's Eria [German botanist 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a flexuous rhizome giving rise to thickly ellipsoid-cylindrical, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 3, apical, erect to erect-patent, glabrous, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a lateral, peduncle terete, densely and shortly stellate puberulous, 6 to 7.2" [15 to 18 cm] long, rachis to 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence that is as long as the leaves and carries flowers that are densely brown stellate hairy on the outside parts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow inside and thickly covered with brown stellate hairs externally and the lip is red yellow.

Synonyms Aeridostachya feddeana (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

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 as Aeridostachya feddeana drawing fide;