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Short description: Genus of orchids

Fleurs d'Eriaxis rigida au Parc Provincial de la Rivière Bleue, en Province Sud, Nouvelle-Calédonie.jpg
Eriaxis rigida
1900 illustration[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Vanilloideae
Tribe: Vanilleae
Genus: Eriaxis
E. rigida
Binomial name
Eriaxis rigida
  • Galeola rigida (Rchb.f.) Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Epistephium regis-alberti Kraenzl. in H.G.Reichenbach

Eriaxis is a monotypic genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) belonging to the subfamily Vanilloideae. The sole species is Eriaxis rigida, endemic to New Caledonia.[2][3] Its closest relative is Clematepistephium,[4] also endemic to New Caledonia.


  1. Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach. 1900. Epistephium regis-alberti, Xenia orchidace vol. 3 tab. 291
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav. 1876. Linnaea 41: 63
  4. Cameron, K. M. (2009) On the Value of Nuclear and Mitochondrial Gene Sequences for Reconstructing the Phylogeny of Vanilloid Orchids (Vanilloideae, Orchidaceae). Annals of Botany 104 (3): 377–85.

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