Eria clavicaulis Wall. ex Lindl. 1840 SECTION Cylindrolobus

Photo by Pornsak Na Nakorn and The Thai Orchid Website

Another Flower?

Photo by Hubert Kurzweil and Saw Lwin and The Gardenwise Magazine Singapore Botanical Gardens Website


Another Drawing

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, Bhutan, Yunnan province of China, 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.

The first photo is an exact match to Seidenffaden's drawing, the second not so much.

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 ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; 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; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo good; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Cylindrolobus clavicaulis photo fide;