Eria microglossa Schltr. 1912 SECTION Polyura
Plant Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III
Common Name The Small Lipped Eria
Flower Size 1/4" [7mm]
Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 550 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, cylindrical, fleshy pseudobulbs completely enveloped by a few close, adpressed, soon scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, erect to horizontal, linear-ligulate, narrowly obtuse, gradually narrowing towards the base, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, laxly several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex and has recurved, elliptic, acute floral bracts that are shorter than the ovary.
Synonyms Pinalia microiglossa [Schltr.] Ormerod 2011;
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidacaeae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Pinalia microglossa