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Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., österr. Bot. Zeitschr. 44 (1894) 460

Type: Micholitz s.n. (1893, Friedrich Wilhelmshafen)

Synonyms:

  • Eria papuana Kraenzl. in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV. 50. II. B. 21 (1911) 25 (non J.J. Smith)
    - Type: Micholitz s.n. (Kaiser Wilhelmsland, Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen)

Roots very thick. Pseudobulbs 4-angled, to 8 cm high, 2-8 cm diam., conical, 3- to 4-leaved. Leaves lanceolate, narrowed into a petiole, acuminate, 55-65 by 5-6 cm , 3- to 5-nerved, rather stiff, resembling those of the genus Stanhopea. Racemes two, shorter than the leaves, pendulous, many-flowered, to 40 cm long; rachis towards the apex pilose. Floral bracts dorsally pilose, as long as the ovaries. Flowers 2-3 cm across. Sepals linear, acuminate. Lateral sepals outside and (sparsely) inside pilose; mentum distinctly curved, broadly obtuse. Petals similar but shorter, linear, acuminate, glabrous. Lip clawed-hastate; lateral lobes in front near the middle somewhat divergent, triangular, at the apex rounded; mid-lobe ligulate, acute, inside with 3 raised lines running from the base almost up to the apex. (After Kraenzlin, 1894).


Flower whitish, brown-tomentose, lip with yellow keel.

Epiphyte. Altitude 0-500 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing epiphyteWarm growing epiphyteWarm growing ep[iphyte.

April, June, September, October.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Eriinae
  • Genus Eria
  • Section Eria
  • Species Eria micholitzii
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 653
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 219, fig. 827

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Eria micholitzii

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Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., photo G. Stocker

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., photo G. Stocker

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., photo G. Stocker

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., inflorescences, photo T. M. Reeve, based on Reeve PNGH 58

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., flowers, photo T. M. Reeve, based on Reeve PNGH 58

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., flower, front view, photo Ed de Vogel, from Papua New Guinea, Centraal Prov., Leiden cult. 20030233 (de Vogel & Vogel).

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., flower, oblique front view, photo Ed de Vogel, from Papua New Guinea, Centraal Prov., Leiden cult. 20030233 (de Vogel & Vogel).oblique

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., inflorescences, photo Jon Cara, from Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands Prov., Mount Hagen

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., flower, photo Jon Cara, from Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands Prov., Mount Hagen

Eria micholitzii

Eria micholitzii Kraenzl., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 219, fig. 827