Prev Taxon: Genus Pilophyllum

Current Genus: Genus Pinalia

Next Taxon: Genus Platanthera

Pinalia baeuerleniana

Pinalia baeuerleniana

Pinalia baeuerleniana (Kraenzl.) Ormerod, Malesian Orchid J. 7 (2011) 85 ('bauerleniana')

Type: Baeuerlen s.n. (N. Guinea, Strickland R.) (holo HBG)


  • Eria baeuerleniana Kraenzl. in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV. 50. II. B. 21 (1911) 74

Pseudobulbs closely spaced, elongated, stem-like, to 15 cm long, 0.5-0.6 cm thick when dried, 3-4-leaved at the apex, internodes few, the basal and apical ones short, the middle ones making up the largest part of the pseudobulb. Leaves linear-lanceolate, at the base and towards the apex acuminate, to 12 cm by 1-1.5 cm. Racemes arising from the axils of some of the cataphylls near the base, few- to several-flowered, rather short, 6-8 cm long, rachis thin, glabrous. Floral bracts ovate, acute, reflexed, scarcely half as long as the ovary, glabrous. Median sepal lanceolate. Lateral sepals narrowly triangular, 0.6 cm long; mentum very short, rounded. Petals narrower, lanceolate, acuminate. Lip 0.3-0.35 cm long, clawed, entire, ovate-acuminate, weakly concave, without keels or calli, only with the mid-rib slightly raised. Column short, stelidia large, rounded.
(After Kraenzlin, 1911).

Flowers whitish (?), lip violet.

Not known.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea (Strickland River).

Not known.

Not known

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Eriinae
  • Genus Pinalia
  • Species Pinalia baeuerleniana

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Pinalia baeuerleniana

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