Eria burleyi Ormerod 2014 SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856

TYPE Drawing by Ormerod and The Harvard Herbaria Website

Full Shade Cool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning Burley's Eria [J.S. Burley, American collector of the type current]

Flower Size 1.12" [2.8 cm]

Found in Kalimantan Borneo in forests at elevations around 1430 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to a subterete, very slender, 1" [2.5 cm] between each stem enveloped by several, dark reddish-brown, sheaths and carrying ligulate-lanceolate, acute to subacute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on pseudoterminal, short, single flowered inflorescence.

"This species is related to E. neglecta Ridl. and E. genuflexa J.J. Sm., and like those two entities it has flowers that have narrow ligulate petals, but it differs from both of those taxa in having an obovate (not subquadrate to transversely elliptic) epichile. A specimen from Sarawak, Malaysia [Native Coll. 1327 (AMES)] also has flowers with an obovate epichile but the plant is shorter and stouter, the stems lacking reddish-brown sheaths, the petals are oblanceolate (vs. ligulate), and the column is clavate (vs. semiterete). The Sarawak plant is likely an undescribed species, or even possibly referrable to Synonyms Cylindrolobus burleyi (Ormerod) J.J.Wood 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014 Drawing fide; Malesian Orchid J. 17: 124 2016 as Cylindrolobus burleyi

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