Eria karikouyensis Schltr. 1906 Photo by Edouard Faria

Flower and plant closeup Photo by Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile

deep shadeWarm Spring

Common Name The Karikate' Eria [A province of southern New Caledonia]

Flower Size .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm]

Found in New Caledonia as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte on rocks in streams with a chain of small, often leafless, ovoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, deciduous, elliptic, rounded apically leaf that blooms in the spring on a short single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide;