Eria clavicaulis Wall. ex Lindl. 1840 SECTION Cylindrolobus Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Clavate Stem Eria

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Assam India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam? in hill forests at elevations of 1600 to 1750 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or rarely terrestrial with elongate, subclavate stems carrying 2 to 4, towards the apex, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on a subterminal, .5 to 1" [1.25 to 2.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with very conspicuous, elliptic, brownish yellow bracts.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus clavicaulis (Wall. ex Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Cylindrolobus clavicaulis (Wall. ex Lindl.) A.N.Rao 2010; Eria khasiana Lindl. 1858; Pinalia clavicaulis (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo good;

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