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

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Slim Leaved Eria

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with flexuous, glabrous rhizome giving rise to simple, strict to substrict, terete leafy pseudobulbs carrying erect-patent, fleshy, incurved margins, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, apical, erect, shorter than the leaves, sublaxly 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with a red spotted lip.

Synonyms Eria stenophylla var. homoglossa Schltr. 1912; Mycaranthes stenophylla (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Eria stenophylla var. homoglossa; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005