Eria bancana J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Aeridostachya TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Cool

Common Name The Bangka Eria

Flower Size .18" [4 mm]

Found in Sumatra and northern Borneo in lowland and lower montane forests from sea level to 1600 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, oblong, oval in cross-section, 2 to 3 noded pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate leaf that blooms on an erect, peduncle to 6" [15 cm] long, rachis to 6.8" [17 cm] long, finely hairy, pale green suffused with purple, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aeridostachya bancana (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Wood 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood 1994; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood etal 2011 as Aeridostachys bancana;

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