Eria compressa (Blume) Blume 1856 SECTION Cylindrolobus

Inflorescence

Plant Photos by Leicneagra and his The Orchids of Sumatra Blogsite

Part shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Compressed Eria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Java and Sumatra at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a hard and woody, elongate, erect becoming semi-pendulous stem carrying many, in the apical half, narrowly lanceolate, unequal and oblique apically leaves that blooms in the later spring on a lateral, often many, [6.7 to 10.8 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular ovate, yellow to light brown, acute floral bracts.

The plant and flowers in the photos is Eria compressa var. sumatrana.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms *Ceratium compressum Blume 1825; Cylindrolobus compressus (Blume) Brieger 1981; Eria compressa var. sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1920; Eria longicaulis Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Pinalia compressa (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Trichotosia compressa (Blume) Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Atlas Figuren J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Cylindrolobus compressus; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchids Of Sumatra Comber 2001; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as Ceratium compressum; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as Cylindrolobus compressus; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005

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