Eria irukandjiana St.Cloud 1955 SECTION Bryobium

: Plant and Flowers Photos by Greg Steenbeeke and The Picasa Photo Website

Part shade Hot CoolSpring

Common Name The Irukandji ? Eria - In Australia the Small Urchin Orchid

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in northern Queensland at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with crowded, fleshy, green, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, thick, bright green, lanceolate, apically unequally bilobed, basally narrowing into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, fleshy, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bryobium irukandjianum (St.Cloud) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Eria johnsonii T.E.Hunt 1956

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide;