Eria fitzalanii F.Muell. 1882 SECTION Pinalia Photo by © R G Tunstall and Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot Warm LATEWinter Spring

Common Name Fitzalan's Eria [Australian Orchid Collector late 1800's] - In Australia The Common Fuzz Orchid

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Queensland Australia in lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 750 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical, laterally slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 clasping sheaths that soon dry out and carrying 2 to 4 apical, erect to horizontal, narrowly elliptic-ligulate, narrowly obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a erect to horizontal, densely 5 to 35 flowered, to 7.2" [to 18 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex of the stem with scale-like leaves and reflexed, elliptic, narrowly obtuse floral bracts that are half or less as long as the ovary

Synonyms Bryobium indivisum (Schltr.) J.J.Wood 2005; Eria dolichocarpa Schltr. 1911; Eria indivisa Schltr. 1912; Eria solomonensis Rolfe 1909; Hymeneria fitzalanii (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Pinalia fitzalanii (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11 as E dolicocarpa; The Orchidacaeae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as E indivisa drawing ok; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide/photo ok; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Lauren Glen 2002 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Hymeneria fitzlanii photo good