Eria compressoclavata J.J.Sm. 1932 SECTION Trichosma

Side View of Flower

Column View of Flower


Photos by Shiva Ramli and The Wild Orchids in Sumatra Website

Part shade Hot Warm Fall

Common Name The Compressed Club Eria [refers to the pseudobulb]

Flower Size .74" [1.9 mm]

Found only on Bangka Island Sumatra at elevations around 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping and freely branching rhizome giving rise to at an acute angle to the rhizome, clavate, oblong-elliptic in cross-section pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, near the apex, lanceolate, somewhat oblique, acute, narrowing below into the sessile base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, nodding, very short, single flowered inflorescence carrying short lived flowers.

Very similar to E nutans but differs in the column that is wider towards the apex and the acute tip of the lip apex.

Synonyms Trichosma compressoclavatum (J.J.Sm.) V. Agustin, 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 as E nutans photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 as E cf compressoclavata; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014