Eria appendiculata (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Pinalia Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Photo by © David Kuehn

full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Appendaged Eria

Flower Size .2" [4.5mm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra in montane forests in forks and tree branches of trees at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 5 imbricate, brown leafless sheaths and carrying 3 to 4 apical, erect, lanceolate, thick, unevenly and obtusely bilobed apically, gradually narrowing below into the periolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, wooly hairy, red, 8.6" [23.5 cm] long, to 50 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the pseudobulb and with large, greenish yellow, reflexed, concave floral bracts.

Synonyms *Dendrolirium appendiculatum Blume 1825; Eria carunculata Ridl. 1908; Forbesina eriiformis Ridl. 1925; Pinalia appendiculata (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Forbesina eriiformis; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ?; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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