Eria cylindrostachya Ames 1908 SECTION Pinalia Photo by Ronnie Boos and RV Orchidwork

Inflorescence Photo by David Morris and Clackamas Orchids

Part Sun Hot CoolMIDWinter Spring ERALY

Common Name The Cylindric Raceme Eria

Flower Size 1/4" [5 mm]

This miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte is endemic to the islands of the Philippines at elevations of 100 to 1600 meters and has ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, very slender, linear-lanceolate, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in mid-winter, spring summer and early fall on an arching 6" [15 cm] long, pubescent, densly many flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Pinalia cylindrostachya (Ames) W.Suarez & Cootes 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing good; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; eriacyAOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970 photo; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Native Philippine Orchids Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia cylindrostachya photo fide