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

Part Shade Warm LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Lance Shaped Lip Eria

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a flexuous, minutely puberulous rhizome giving rise to close set, cylindrical, pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, erect to erect-patent, glabrous, linear, acute, slightly narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral, erect-patent, peduncle short, 4" [10 cm] long overall, laxly 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white basally violet red, the lip is dark cherry red in the lower half and the ovary is violet red.

Synonyms Pinalia lancilabris (Schltr.) Ormerod 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; Malesian Orchid J. 7: 85 Ormerod 2011 as Pinalia lancilabris

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