Eria erosula J.J.Sm. 1922 SECTION Urostachya

Inflorescence and Plant Photos by Sonny A. S and The Wild Orchids in Sumatra Website

FragrantPartial Shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Erose Eria [refers to the erose lip and floral bracts]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations of 1700 to 1900 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, thin, not clavate stems carrying 6 to 7, linear, towards the apex, acute, lower ones largest leaves that blooms on an almost sessile, 4.4 to 4.8" [11 to 12 cm] long, pubescent, densely many flowered inflorescence with reflexed, oblong, narrowing above the middle, erose margined floral bracts and carrying flowers with a disagreeable smell.

Similar to E floribunda but this one differs in the more numerous, longer and narrower leaves, the non truncate mentum, the more connate side lobes to the lip, and because the lip mid lobe is broader with erose margins

Synonyms Urostachya erosula (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;