Eria neoelata J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856


Photo by Anthony Lamb/TYPE Drawing by Susasnna Stuart-Smith

Full Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The New E elata Eria

Flower Size .52 to .56" [1.3 to 1.4 cm] long

Found in Sabah Borneo in forests at elevations around 1260 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to spreading, clumping, to 12 or more, to 12 feet [3 meters+] tall stems enveloped by persistent sheaths and carrying many, oblong-elliptic to narrowly elliptic, sessile and semi amplexicaul, baslly, shortly unequally apically, acute, coriaceous, glossy to matte green above, duller beaneath, , narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, sessile, 2 flowered inflorescence with oblong-elliptic, , obtuse, fleshy, yellow-ochre to orange, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying not widely opening, flowers with cream stained and spotted orange to ochre in the lower half tepals, a crean and ochre colored lip with ochre keels and cream colored column and anther cap.

Similar to "E aurantia but E neaoelata differs in the midlobe of the lip shallowly bilobed, a more apically swollen median keel, and a somewhat broader dorsal sepal.

Synonyms *Cylindrolobus elatus J.J.Wood 2010; Eria aurantia Auct. Wood & Cribb 2003; Eria elaticaulis Ormerod 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 2003 as E aurantia drawing fide; Malesian Orchid J. 5: 49 2010 as Cylindrolobus elatus drawing/photo fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014 as E elaticaulis;