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

Part Shade Hot LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Kenejia River Eria

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate, flexuous, minutely puberulous rhizome giving rise to simple, strict to substrict, densely leafy pseudobulbs carrying erect-patent, glabrous, fleshy, lanceolate-linear, obliquely subacute leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white, the lip has red lateral lobes and the apex of the column foot has a basal yellow callus with brown warts.

This species differs from E rhodoleuca and by extension E rigida in the longer bracts and the lip differences.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus rhodoleucus (Schltr.) Brieger 1981; Trichotosia rhodoleuca (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Botanica 2002 photo fide