Eria brachystachya Rchb. f. 1855

SECTION Cylindrolobus

Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name The Short-Stalked Eria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations up to 1000 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphytic species with upright to pendent, slender, leafy stems carrying 2 ranked, leathery, linear-oblong leaves that blooms in the late summer, fall and winter on an axillary, short [5 cm] single flowered inflorescence with 5 yellow bracts and carrying flowers that are pleasingly fragrant but not long lived.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus brachystachyus (Rchb. f.) Rauschert 1983; Pinalia brachystachya (Rchb. f.) Kuntze

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Cylindrolobus brachystachyus photo fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014