Eria bambusifolia Lindl. 1859 SECTION Bambusifolia Hook. f. 1890 Photo by World Press Blog

Drawing Drawing by R Pantling and Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria

Plant Photo by Geoffrey Melton

Full shade Warm CoolFall

Common Name The Bamboo-Like Leafed Eria - In China Zhu Ye Mei Zhu Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, India, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in forests on tree trunks at elevations around 900 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate stem enveloped by tubular sheaths and carrying 7 to 10, narrowly elliptic-oblong, acuminate, many veined, tapering to the sheathing base leaves that blooms in the fall on an apical, racemose to sub-paniculate, lax, reddish-pubescent, to 9.2" [to 23 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with broad sub-orbicular, apiculate floral bracts

Synonyms Callostylis bambusifolia (Lindl.) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood 2009; Cylindrolobus bambusifolius (Lindl.) Brieger 1881; Pinalia bambusifolia (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 1 1958 drawing; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing good; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Launert 1992 drawing fide; 1992; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Callostylis bambusifolia; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Callostylis bambusifolia drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Callostylis bambusifolia photos fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide

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