Eria gretcheniae Ormerod 2014 SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856


TYPE Drawing by Ormerod and The Harvard Herbaria Website

Full Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning Gretchen's Eria [American Gretchen Wade of the Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria for her contribution to botanical research current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sumatra in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing presumed epiphyte with .4 to .6" [1 to 1.6 cm] between each, terete, slender stem carrying many, linear-lanceolate, strongly inequally and obliquely acutely to subacutely bilobed, leaves with tubular, smooth, weakly striate, truncate leaf sheaths that blooms in the fall on an emerging opposite leaf lamina, peduncle .12" [3 mm] long, single? flowered inflorescence with 4, clustered, ovate-lanceolate, acute as log as the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers of unknown coloring.

"This species is related to E. graminea Ridl. but is distinguished from it in having longer leaves, flowers in which the lip is broadly toothed near the upper margin, and the callus consists of three, equal, thick keels (vs. two lateral keels thickened apically, with the median keel carinate on the disk)." Ormerod 2014

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid J. 5: 49 2010 as Cylindrolobus gretcheniase drawing/photo fide; * Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014 P>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------