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

Part Shade Warm Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Kani Eria [A range of Mountains in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 800 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with adecumbent, flexuous, villosus, rhizome giving rise to ovoid to ellipsoid, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, erect- patent to suberect, oblanceolate-elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an axillary, thin, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, shorter to equal to the length of the leaves, ancipitous, laxly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow. He also states that this orchid is recognized easily by the completely undivided lip and the loose inflorescence with 2 edged stalks.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; New Papusian Orchids J J Smith 1934 as E kaniensis var constricta; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005