Eria puberula

Eria puberula Ridl., J. Bot. 24 (1886) 326

Type: Forbes s.n. (South Cape) (holo BM)

Pseudobulbs 7.5 cm long. Leaves 7.5 by 0.63 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, acute, narrowed at the base. Inflorescences several 6.3 cm long, at the base covered with broad scales, rachis puberulous. Flowers very small, several, spreading. Floral bracts lanceolate; membranous, deflexed, 0.63 cm long. Pedicel 0.42 cm long, pubescent. Median sepal lanceolate-ligulate, sparsely pubescent. Lateral sepals triangular, lanceolate, oblique. Petals lanceolate, obtuse, thinner, glabrous. Lip obcuneate, 3-lobed, narrowed at the base, lateral lobes narrowly linear, falcate, obtuse, mid-lobe broadly obtuse, elliptic-oblong. Column erect, scarcely curved, keeled in front, especially near the base. Stigma deeply concave, prominent. Clinandrium wings very small. (After Ridley, 1886).

Colours: Not recorded.

Habitat: Not known.

Flowering time in the wild: Not known

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea.