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Eria javanica

10 March 2012


Eria javanica in * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * – April 2011

Eria javanica:
* The Javanese eria * widely distributed from India west to China and south through southeast Asia.

Common Names: The Javanese Eria, Grace, Xiang Hua Mao Lan

Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; Podochilaeae: Eria javanica.

Location/Environment: Local to southern China, Thailand, Laos, Myanamar, Sikkim, Northeastern India, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea, and the Philippines. Found in lowland forests on mangroves in swamp forests and lower montane laurel forests.

Description: One of the diverse Orchid species found in Australia. . It likes a hot to warm growing environment, and is a medium sized orchid ranging from ovoid to laterally compressed, pyriform, and basally sheathed pseudobulbs with 1-2 lanceolate, acuminate, petiolate leaves darker on the top side lighter on the lower, racemose infloresccen longer than the leaves, lanceolate bracts, erect to drooping upwards of two foot long hairy stalked subterminal giving blooming “Grace” flowers with upwards of fifty star like sweetly fragranced to roughly 1 to 1.5 inches (3.75 cm) from spring and summer blossoms.

Cultivation: – No Data Yet Found.

Common Uses:- No Data Yet Found.

Culinary: – No Data Yet Found.

Medicinal: – No Data Yet Found.

Folklore and Magic: – No Data Yet Found.

Mythology: – No Data Yet Found.

Photos from:

Australian National Botanical Gardens*
Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia *



Bibliography and Recommended Reading:


  • Absolute Astronomy ~ Myrtaceae; by unknown author; notes taken from web site in 2011; Absolute Astronomy; www.absoluteastronomy.com.
  • Australian National Botanical Gardens ~ Eria javanica; by unknown author; notes take from web site in 2011; ANBG: www.anbg.gov.au.
  • Australian Native Plants Society ~ Eria javanica; by unknown author; notes taken from web site in 2011; ANPSA; www.anpsa.org.au.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust ~ Eria javanica; by unknown author; notes taken from web site in 2011; RBGSYN: www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au.
  • Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia ~ Eria javanica; by unknown author; notes taken from web site in 2011; wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org.

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