Eria hawkesii A.H.Heller 1957 SECTION Mycaranthes Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATE Fall Winter

Common Name Hawkes' Eria [American Botanist and Author 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 700 to 900 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, flexuous, glabrous rhizome giving rise to simple, generally curved, terete pseudobulbs carrying glabrous, coriaceous, linear to lanceolate-linear, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on 2 to 5, apical, as long as to shorter than the leaves, white stellate-tomentose hairy, 3 to 8" [7.5 to 20 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with a pink spotted lip and brown red anther hump.

Synonyms Eria bifalcis Schltr. 1912; Eria bifalcis var. subnormalis Schltr. 1912; Eria hawkesii var. subnormalis (Schltr.) A.H.Heller 1957; Mycaranthes bifalcis Brieger 1981; Mycaranthes hawkesii (A.H.Heller) Rauschert 1983;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Eria bifalcis Drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Eria bifalcis var. subnormalis; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Mycaranthes bifalcis drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as as Mycaranthes bifalcis;