Eria genuflexa J.J.Sm. 1907 SECTION Cylindrolobus

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Inflorescence and Plant

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Partial Shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Kneeling Eria

Flower Size .64 to .98" [1.6 to 2.4 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Borneo at elevations around 100 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a long, creeping rhizome giving rise to erect, stem-like, thinly club-shaped, apically flattened, green pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, somewhat unequal and acute apically, shiny green leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, .64" [1.6 cm] long, at an obtuse angle to the stems, single flowered inflorescence with a few tubular basal sheaths and reflexed, oblong, acuminate, yellow floral bracts and carrying nodding flowers

Synonyms Trichosma genuflexum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014