Eria candoonensis Ames 1922 SECTION Mycaranthes Photo by Jim Cootes and The Phyto Images Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Mt Candoon Eria [A mountain in the Philippines]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found on Mindanao Island of the Philippines in mossy forests at elevations around 1650 meters as a medium sized, cool growing, upright to semi-pendulous epiphyte with elongate stems carrying 2 ranked, oblong to linear, leathery, rigid, unequally bilobed apically leaves with persistent leaf sheaths that blooms on up to 4, arising from near the apex of the stem, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, short, densely wooly, white pubescent, many flowered inflorescence with pendent, lanceolate, pubescent, floral bracts.

Synonyms Mycaranthes candoonensis (Ames) Cootes & W.Suarez 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Ames 1922; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Mycaranthes candoonensis photo fide;