Eria bambusifolia Lindl. 1859 SECTION Bambusifoliae Hook. f. 1890

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


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 Yunnnan and Guangdong provinces of China, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, 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 fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 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; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; 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; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 as Callostylis bambusifolia drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Callostylis bambusifolia photo fide;