Eria fastigiatifolia Ames 1908 SECTION Cylindrolobus


Plant and Flowers

Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames


Common Name The Pointed Leaf Eria

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect to semi-pendulous, cylindrical, thickest in the middle stems enveloped by leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying in the upper half, several, grasslike, acute, linear, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on many, axillary, short to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 9 to 14 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus fastigatifolius [Ames] Suarez 2010; Trichotosia fastigiatifolia (Ames) Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing good; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981;Orchidiana Philippiniana Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as Trichotosia fastigiatifolia photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Cylindrolobus fastigatifolius photo fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014