Eria micholitzii Kraenzl. 1894 SECTION Goniorhabos Photo by Roy & Margaret Mackay

Fragrance Part shade Hot LATESpringthrough MID Fall

Common Name Micholitz's Eria [German Orchid Collector in SE Asia 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in beach swamps and hot lowland forests at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, fleshy leaves and several foliaceous sheaths that blooms in the late spring through mid fall with a sharp edged, glabrous to 24" [60 cm] long, inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

CAUTION I cannot be sure of this determination so please use with caution!!!! According to Schlechter's drawing of 1912 the exterior parts of the flowers should be quitehairy.

Synonyms Eria papuana Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1912 drawing good; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide;