Eria citrina Ridl. 1924 SECTION Mycaranthes

Photo by © Eric Hunt


Flower Closeup

Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Fragrant Partial Shade Hot Cool Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Lemon-Yellow Eria

Flower Size .36 to .4" [9 to 10 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and the Philippines in lower montane forests at elevations of sealevel to 1200 to [1600] meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a pencil thick, slightly fractiflex, compressed, green, leafy stem carrying a few, well spaced, oblong to elliptic, acute, unequally bilobed, distinctly petiolate base leaves with slightly shorter than the internode, compressed and somewhat sharp edged, distal half loosely attached sheaths that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a 1 to 3, erect, terminal on the recently matured stem, peduncle 1/3 the length, provided with a few sterile bracts, densely white haired, 2.8 to 9.2" [7 to 23 cm] long, successivcely 1/3 to 1/2 open, many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, narrowly triangular, glabrous, acutewhite to pale green, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying usually sweet scented flowers.

Synonyms Mycaranthes citrina (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Native Philippine Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Mycaranthes citrina photo fide; Native Philippine Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Mycaranthes citrina photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 as Mycaranthes citrina photo/drawing fide;