Eria acuminata [Bl.}Lindl. 1830 SECTION Aeridostachya

Inflorescence Photo by Dian Rahardjo and her Orchid Photo Page

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Common Name or Meaning The Gradually Tapering Point Eria

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Borneo as a medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with stem-like, terete pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 acute, fleshy sheaths and carrying 6, linear-lanceolate, gradually narrowing to the acute apex, slightly fleshy leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, erect to slightly curved, to 12" [30 cm] long, densely many flowered, shortly white pubescent inflorescence with oblong, acute, reflexed floral bracts.

Synonyms Aeridostachya acuminata (Blume) Rauschert 1983; Aeridostachya malleifera (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983; *Dendrolirium acuminatum Blume 1825; Eria cooperi Summerh. 1928; Eria malleifera Kraenzl. 1910 ; Pinalia acuminata (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide