Eria datuginae [Naive, M Leon & Buenavista] in ed. SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856

Photo by Miguel David De Leon and The Phytoimages Website

Full Shade Cool LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning Datu Guina's Eria [Philippine Chieftain of the Talaandig tribe of the province of Bukidnon, on Mindanao who passionately supports the conservation and protection of the Kalatungan Mountain Range where this species is found current]

Flower Size 1.12" [2.8 cm]

Found on Mindanao of the Philippines in montane forests with closed canopy at elevations around 1778 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with a terete, elongate to 60" [1.5 meter] long stem carrying leathery, distichous, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a short, purple, appearing opposite the leaves, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, pale yellow, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Eria datuguinai [Naive, M.D. De Leon & Buenavista] in ed can be compared to Eria longissimus Ames and Quisumbing , but it differs in the shape of the sidelobes, which in E datuguinai are square, whereas those of E longissimus are rounded; there is a distinct rounded pubescent ridge on the labellum of E datuguinai, which is lacking in E longissimus; the stem of the inflorescence, the pedicel and ovary of E datuguinai are bright purple in colour, whereas that of E longissimus is pale yellowish-green." Naive, M.Leon & Buenavista 2016

Synonyms *Cylindrolobus datuguinae Naive, M.Leon & Buenavista 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; OrchideenJ. 4(5): 3; A New Cylindrolobus (Orchidaceae) Species from Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines Naive, M.Leon & Buenavista 2016 as Cylindrolobus Datuginae Photo fide