Eria grandicaulis Aver. 2015 SECTION Hymenaria

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/Drawing by Averyanov and Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong

Part Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Large Stemmed Eria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Vietnam in primary and old secondary broad-leaved, evergreen, montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, creeping rhizome giving rise to thick, fleshy, indistinctly flexous zig-zag stems carrying 2 to 6, dark green, towards teh apex, arching, leathery, somewhat twisted at times, oblong narrowly elliptic, acute, sessile elaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on 1 to 3 per stem, arising horizontally from the stem beneath the leaves, densely short, ull yellowish hairy, peduncle light green, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, enveloped by 3 to 6, ovate, concave, yellowish-greenish sterile bracts, rachis 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, 8 to 18 flowered inflorescecnce with ovate, elliptic, obtuse, concave, dull yellowish-greenish, somewhat shorter to a bit longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying spirally arranged, widely opening flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan Drawing/photo fide

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