Eria kalelotong P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2003 SECTION Cylindrolobus

Stem and Flowers

Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Hot Warm LATERFall THROUGH EARLYSpring

Common Name The Call Girl Eria [refers to the colors prefered by "Night Butterflies"]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm] wide

Found in southern Sulawesi in lowland primary forests at elevations around 500 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, erect, terete, leafy in the upper half stems carrying distichous, suberect, linear, leathery, glabrous, greyish green, gradually tapering towards the acute apex, caniculate to involute leaves with persistent, cylindrical, tightly clasping sheaths that blooms in the later fall through early spring on several, arising lateraly from nodes on the distal portion of the stem, sessile, 2 flowered inflorescence with 2 very large, unequal, basal, white bracts and sessile, erect, unequal, basally clasping the pedicel floral bracts and carrying sequentially opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malaysian Orchid Review 37 82-97 117- 126 2003; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014;