Eria cristata Rolfe 1892 SECTION Cylindrolobus


Plant and Flowers


Photos by J B Comber/Drawing by Seidenfaden and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cool summer

Common Name The Comb Eria - In China Ji Guan Zhu Lan

Flower Size .1" [.3 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China, Myanmar and Thailand in forest margins on tree trunks at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with terete, sometimes clavate apically stems carrying 3 to 4, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a subterminal, white tomentose, 2 flowered inflorescence with yellowish-green, oblong-ovate, recurved floral bracts.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus cristatus (Rolfe) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing good/photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Cylindrolobus cristatus; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Eria cristata photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Cylindrolobus cristatus photo fide;

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