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

Part Shade Warm LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Almost Closed Eria [refers to the flower not opening well]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 600 to 950 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with flexuous, puberulous, rhizome giving rise to cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent, lanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, narrowly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a lateral, shortly pedunculate, laxly 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the partially open flowers are snow white.


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