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

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Maboro Eria [a Mountain range in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a flexuous, minutely puberulous rhizome giving rise to close set, cylindrical, pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, erect-patent, glabrous, ligulate to linear-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, erect-patent, peduncle short, 4" [10 cm] long overall, laxly 10 to 18 flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with yellow tips, the lip is dark cherry red in the lower half and pale yellow towards the apex.

Synonyms Pinalia maboroensis (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 maboroensis