Eria oligotricha Schltr. 1905 SECTION Hymeneria Photos by Meijvogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Another Flower Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade HotCoolSpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Few Haired Eria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea, Sulawesi and the Solomon Islands in forests at elevations around 120 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to sprawling, soft, thick, fleshy, green often streaked with brown stems enveloped in youth by rather loose, silver to brown tubular, overlapping sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, in a loose fan at the stem apex, lanceolate, thin, tapering to an acute apex leaves that blooms in the spring summer and fall on 1 to 4, on upper stems amongst leaves, suberect to arching, hairless, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, to loosely 30 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Eria oligotricha var. acutiloba Schltr. 1912; Eria papuana J.J.Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing good; New Papusian Orchids J J Smith 1934; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing good; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing good; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005;