Eria hawkesii subnormalis

Eria hawkesii A.H.Heller var. subnormalis (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller, Lloydia 20 (1957) 131

Basionym: Eria bifalcis var. subnormalis

Differs from the typical form in the entire lip which is very similar to the petals, without a callus, in the column without rostellum and without a foot. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914, as Eria bifalcis Schltr. var. subnormalis Schltr.)

Colours: Not recorded, probably the same as the typical variety.

Habitat: Epiphyte in montane forest. Altitude 700 m.

Flowering time in the wild: June.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 282-302M.JPG

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.