Eria glabriflora [X.H.Jin & J.D.Ya] in ed SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856

Photo by Ji-Dong Ya PhytoKeys 130: 107113 Two new species of Cylindrolobus (Orchidaceae) from the eastern Himalayas Ji-Dong Ya, Xiao-Hua Jin, Cheng Liu 2019

Full Shade Cool ColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Glabrous Flower Eria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Kachin state of Myanmar in humid, subtropical, evergreen broad-leaved forests at elevations of 1700 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, terete, slender stems enveloped by close fitting sheaths and carrying 4, apical, lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, axillary, glabrous, peduncle .2" [.5 cm] long, provided with 1 to 2 smaller sterile bracts, .52" [1.3 cm] long overall, 2 flowered inflorescence with yellowish green with red brown edges, obovate, mucronate, concave, glabrous, as long as to somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts. E

"The new species can be distinguished from E. hegdei by the longer and wider leaves, glabrous inflorescence, smaller and yellow flowers, yellowish green and obovate bracts and reddish brown central papillate keel of lip. It differs from E. tenuicaulis by having longer and wider leaves, longer inflorescence, yellowish green and obovate bracts, longer lip with three calli, lateral margins of mid-lobe thickened and erect." Ji-Dong Ya, Xiao-Hua Jin, Cheng Liu 2019

Synonyms *Cylindrolobus glabriflorus X.H.Jin & J.D.Ya 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * PhytoKeys 130: 107113 Two new species of Cylindrolobus (Orchidaceae) from the eastern Himalayas Ji-Dong Ya, Xiao-Hua Jin, Cheng Liu 2019 as Cylindrolobus glabrifolius photo fide

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