Eria kalabakanensis (J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SECTION Cylindrolobus

Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Part shadeHot Spring

Common Name The Kalabaka Eria [a district of eastern Sabah]

Flower Size .68 to .72" [1.7 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in hill forests at elevations of 300 to 400 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, semi pedulous to pendulous, clustered, simple, cane-like, cylindrical stems enveloped by persistent sheaths in the lower portion, mostly leafy, carrying 3 to 8, lanceolate, tapering gradually to am unequal acute apex, flat, thinly coriaceous, spreading, narrowing below into the basally clasping leaves with emarginate and deeply excised apically, tubular, green with a brown apical margin, persistent sheaths that blooms in the fall on numerous, lateral, emerging through a sheath next to the leaf in the middle to upper portion of the stem, peduncle subsessile, .08 to .16" [2 to 4 mm] long, terete, glabrous, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4, glabrous, green floral bracts.

The photo above shows 2 different forms of this species.

Synonyms *Cylindrolobus kalabakanensis J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 as Cyindrolobus kalabakaensis drawing/photo fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 as Cylindrolobus kalabakaensis photo fide;