Eria discolor Lindl. 1858SECTION Tylostylis

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn

LATE THROUGH LATE

Common Name The Different Colored Eria - In China Mei Zhu Lan

Flower Size .3" [.8 cm]

Found in Yunnan China, Sikkim, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in heath forests, hill forests and lower montane forests at elevations of 150 to 1160 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte, with 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] between each thicker in the middle, narrowing to both ends pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6, near the apex, lanceolate, minutely and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter through later spring on a lateral, apical, few flowered, erect to arching, pubescent, 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, racemose inflorescnece with broadly ovate-elliptic, pubescent, reflexed and overlapping towards the apex sheaths and broadly elliptic, pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Callostylis rigida Blume 1825; Callostylis rigida subsp. discolor (Lindl.) Brieger 1981; Eria pholidotoides Gagnep. 1931; Eria rigida (Blume) Rchb.f. 1857; Liparis bidentata Griff. 1851; Tylostylis discolor (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1895; Tylostylis rigida (Blume) Blume 1828

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Tylostylis discolor drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as E rigida; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as E rigida drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as E pholidotioides; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Pradhan 1979 as Dendrobium discolor drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Callostylis rigida photo plant only ok/drawing fide; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as E rigida; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 as E rigida; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as Callostylis rigida; Oasis Vol 1 No 4 2000; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000 as Callostylus rigida; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as Callostylis rigida drawing/photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Callostylis rigida photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Callostylis gigida; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Callostylis rigida drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Callostylis rigida photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Callostylis rigida drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 as Callostylis rigida photo fide;

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