Eria lactiflora Aver. 1999 SECTION Cylindrolobus TYPE Drawing by Leonid Averyanov


Common Name The Milk White Flowered Eria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Lam Dong Province of Vietnam in open dry, montane, coniferous forests at elevations of 1550 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with short creeping rhizomes giving rise to dense, stout, slender, erect, 12 to 16 noded, 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, sheathed throughout, leafy apically pseudobulbs carrying normally 2, rigid, coriaceous, usually narrowly elliptic, sometimes basally broadening, clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a subterminal, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, arising through paired, rigid, straight, oblong-ovate, pale yellowish brown bracts, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with 1 sterile and 2 fertile thin, reflexed, ovate to broadly elliptic, shorter to somewhat longer than the pedicel, bright yellow floral bracts carrying odorless, not opening well, white flowers sometimes with a yellow tip to the epichile.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus lactiflorus (Aver.) Vuong, Aver., V.C. Nguyen 2020

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 14: 219 Averyanov 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 Drawing fide; Taiwania 65(3): 272?276, Cylindrolobus chienii (Orchidaceae), a new species from Central Highlands of Vietnam Van Canh NGUYEN, Leonid V. AVERYANOV, Van Khuong NGUYEN, Thi Thanh Dat PHAM, Tatiana V. MAISAK, Ba Vuong TRUONG 2020 as Cylindrolobus lactiflorus