Eria gloensis Ormerod & Agrawala 2014 SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856

TYPE Drawing by D. K. Agrawala and Paul Ormerod and Taiwania, 59(3): 206?209, A New Species of Eria (Orchidaceae) from India under the Section Cylindrolobus D. K. Agrawala and Paul Ormerod 2014

Full Shade Cool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Glo Eria [A town in Arunachal Pradesh state of India]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Arunachal Pradesh state of India at elevations around 1220 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a terete, slightly clavate-thickened apically, slender, to 7 noded pseudobulb carrying 4 apical, ligulate-lanceolate, acute, thin, slightly stiff, leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, pubescent, arising on the apical 1.2" [3 cm] of the stem, peduncle .48 to .52" [1.2 to 1.3 cm] long, rachis .08 to .12" [.2 to .3 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate, acute, patent to deflexed, floral bracts and carrying cream colored, externally pubescent flowers.

"Eria gloensis is most closely related to E. arunachalensis A.N. Rao and appears indistinguishable from it externally. Both taxa share similar features such as slenderly clavate stems topped by a few leaves, biflorous inflorescences with relatively large floral bracts, pubescent flowers with a prominent subglobose mentum, and a more or less subquadrate lip. However E. gloensis differs in the flowers having a single bicarinate callus on the labellum (vs. two lateral calli, and a median pubescent ridge), and two groups of long, capitate hairs on the midlobe (epichile). Another species similar to E. gloensis is E. foetida Aver. from Vietnam. The latter differs in having two separate keels on the lower half of the lip." D. K. Agrawala and Paul Ormerod 2014

Synonyms Cylindrolobus gloensis (Ormerod & Agrawala) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Taiwania, 59(3): 206?209, A New Species of Eria (Orchidaceae) from India under the Section Cylindrolobus D. K. Agrawala and Paul Ormerod 2014 photo fide;

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