Eria citrina Ridl. 1924 SECTION Mycaranthes Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website


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

Partial Shade Hot Cool Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Lemon-Yellow Eria

Flower Size .28" [7 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 stem carrying a few, well spaced, ovate, distinctly stalked leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, 2 to 3, terminal, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

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;