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

Part Shade Warm Cool Fall and LATER Spring

Common Name The Tree Trunk Living Eria

Flower Size

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