!Earina mucronata Lindl. 1834 Photo by Dr Geoffrey A. Charters and his Geoffrey A. Charters Website

Full Shade WarmCool Spring Summer

Common Name The Mucronate Earina - In New Zealand Peka-A-Waka

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Zealand and Chatham Island on trunks and branches in coastal, lowland & montane forests and occasionally seen on rocks and banks as a large sized, wam to cool growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with narrow elongate, widest near the base, narrowing to an acute tip leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on a pendednt, paniclulate to 4" [ to 10cm] long, many flowered inflorescence 1cm or less in length. Flowers vary from

Synonyms Earina quadrilobata Colenso 1883; Epidendrum mucronatum (Lindl.) Banks & Sol. ex Hook.f. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 photo ok; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;