Eria bicristata (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Pinalia Photo by Budi Haryatna

Plant and Flowers in situ Sumatra Photo by David Landau


Common NameThe Two-Combed Eria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Java and Sumatra in primary forests at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stem carrying several, papery, evanescent sheaths and 2 apical, narrowly lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves and blooms in the late winter and early spring on a from near the apex, erect, pubescent, 2 5/8" [6.5 cm] long inflorescence arising on young stems with ovate, obtuse floral bracts and to 10, non resupinate flowers

Synonyms *Dendrolirium bicristatum Blume 1825; Pinalia bicristata (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 ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide;