Ascidieria grandis [Ridley in Stapf.] Wood 2011 Photo by Wolfgang Rysy and Gruppe Nordbayern Website

Common Name The Large Ascidieria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Borneo in lower and upper montane forests, scrub and subalpine rock deserts at elevations around 1700 to 3700 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect stems enveloped by 6 to 9, imbricate, ovate to lanceolate, acute to acuminate, chartaceous, usually purple spotted sheaths and carrying 3 to 5, ensiform, subcoriaceous, asymetrical to unequally bifid, subacute to acuminate, articulated to an imbricate sheath base leaves that blooms in the winter, summer and fall on an axillary, erect, 8 to 13.6" [20 to 34 cm] long, white pubescent on dark purple pink, densely many flowered inflorescence with flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Aeridostachya grandis (Ridl.) Brieger 1981; Eria grandis Ridl. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920 as Eria grandis; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Aeridostachya grandis photo plant only; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as Eria grandis drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Eria grandis; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 as Eria grandis drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A guide to Orchids of Kinabalu JJ Woods 2013 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of Myanmkar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo fide;

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