Eria albidotomentosa [Bl.] Lindl. 1830 SECTION Dendrolirium Photo by Lourens Grobler

Column View

Side view Of Flower

Inflorescence and Plant Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi Vortex Orchid Pages

Part Shadeto

Common Name The Downy-White Eria

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.2 cm]

A musky scented, small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial in poor soil and light shade found on the island of Java as well as Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sumatra and the Malaysian penninsula in evergreen lowland forests at elevations of 50 to 1500 meters with pseudobulbs that carry 3 to 4, lanceolate, tough, leathery leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect to arcuate, to 8 to 12" [20 to 30cm] long, many [8 to 15] flowered, racemose inflorescence having a few scale like bracts with wool like hairs covering them.

Cited as a synonym of Eria lasiopetala but, although there are similarities, I feel that there are many differences and I will leave them separate for now.

Synonyms Dendrobium albidotomentosum Bl. 1825; *Dendrolirium albidotomentosum Blume 1825; Pinalia albidotomentosa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing/photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Dendrolirium albidotometosum; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as E pubescens drawing?; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as E pubescens photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide

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