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

Part Shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Gobi Eria [A town on the Waria River in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a flexuous rhizome giving rise to oblong, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 3, apical, erect to erect-patent, glabrous, coriaceous, elliptic-ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, peduncle densely and shortly stellate tomentose, rachis cylindrical, 4" [10 cm] long overall, 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 anther has a dark red spot.

Synonyms Aeridostachya gobiensis (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Eria gobiensis var. ternatensis J.J.Sm. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide;