Eria clemensiorum Ormerod 2014

SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856

TYPE Drawing by Ormerod and The Harvard Herbaria Website

Full Shade Warm LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning Clemen's Eria [Joseph Clemens (18621936) and his wife Mary Strong Clemens (18731969 Americans and original collectors of the type]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in forests at elevations around 915 meters as a medium to larger sized, warm growing epiphyte with aslender, slightly compressed, elliptic in cross section stem carrying ligulate-oblanceolate, apex inequally subacutely to acutely bilobed, thinly coriaceous, 11 veined leaves that blooms in the late summer and eqarly fall on an axillary, slender, to .88" [2.2 cm] long overall, peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, rachis .48" [1.2 cm] long, laxly 4 flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying cream colored flowers.

"This species resembles E. leptocarpa but differs from it in having more slender stems, cream coloured (vs. externally yellow flowers speckled with brown, inside pale straw yellow) flowers, broader, curved petals, a smooth (not with a broad furfuraceous band) labellum epichile, and keels that are only raised apically (vs. lamellate throughout)." Ormerod 2014

Synonyms Cylindrolobus burleyi (Ormerod) J.J.Wood 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014 Drawing fide; Malesian Orchid J. 17: 124 2016 as Cylindrolobus CLEMENSIORUM

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