Eria aporoides Lindl. 1859 SECTION Aporodes Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Fragrance Part Shade Hot WarmSpring

Common Name Aporum-Like Eria

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in the Philippines, Celebes and New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations up to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect stems carrying imbricating, overlapping, fleshy leaves arranged in alternate 2 ranks that blooms on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf axils, with 4, large, orange bracts at the base of the fragrant flowers occuring in the spring.

This species and Eria decipiens have been proposed as a new genus as they are unique in Eria for not having psuedobulbs but having laterally flattened leaves like Section Aporum of Dendrobium and stems which carry single flowered inflorescence subtended by 4 large, orange to yellow floral bracts.

Synonyms Aporodes fragrans [Lindley] Suarez & Cootes 2008; Aporodes fragrans subsp. celebica [J.J.Sm.] Suarez & Cootes 2008; Aporum incrassatum Brongn. 1834; Aporum incrassatum Brongn. ex Lindl. 1869; Cylindrolobus aporoides (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium aporoides [Lindley] Merr. 1918; Dendrobium brongniartii Kraenzl. 1910; Dendrobium suaveolens Schltr. 1910; Eria aporoides var. celebica J.J.Sm. 1945; Pinalia aporoides (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D brongniartii; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D suaveolens; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as Dendrobium brongniartii; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Cylindrolobus soronensis; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium aporoides; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Botanica's Orchids Lauren Glen 2002 photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora's Orchids Nah & La Croix 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as E soronensis; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review pg 33 10/11/08; Native Philippine Orchid Species Cootes 2009 as Aporodes fragrans photo fide;

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