Eria truncicola Schltr. 1912 SECTION Polyura Type Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Tree Trunk Living Eria
Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a flexuous, minutely puberulous rhizome giving rise to, spaced 1.l2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] apart, subfusiform-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 5 to 8, erect-patent, glabrous, elliptic-ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall and later spring on a lateral, towards the apex, erect to erect-patent, peduncle short, 2.4 to 4.8" [6 to 12 cm] long overall, more or less many flowered inflorescence that is shorter thna the leaves.
Schlechter states that the flowers are white and the lip has a red spot in the middle
Synonyms Pinalia truncicola (Schltr.) Ormerod 2011
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; Malesian Orchid J. 7: 85 Ormerod 2011 as Pinalia truncicola