Eria montana Schltr. 1919 SECTION Xiphosium Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Montane Eria

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with flexuous, papillose-puberulous, rhizome giving rise to closely spaced, narrowly oblong, somewhat compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, lanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, unequally bilobed apcailly, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, lateral, thin, minutely stellate puberulous, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with pink spots

Synonyms Eria oreogena Schltr. 1912; Eria takadui Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Eria oreogena Drawing fide;