Eria lamonganensis Rchb. f. 1857 SECTION Hymeneria Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo by Art Vogel

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Common Name The Lamonga Eria [Area in Java]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra in humid foothill forests at elevations of 420 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with close set pseudobulbs with 2 to 4, acute, lanceolate, soft leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on 2, apical, racemose, 4" [20 cm] long, brown pubescent, many [18] flowered inflorescence with large, lanceolate, pale green, refexed downwards bracts held parallel to the rachis.

This species differs from the very similar E xanthochiela by having very close set stems, a large patch of irregular calli at the base of the red or orange midlobe of the lip and has short, ovate floral bracts and the side lobes of the lip are short, triangular, and have a rounded top.

Synonyms Eria carnea Ridl. 1909; Eria jagoriana Kraenzl. 1910; Eria lamornganensis Mispelling; Eria tenggerensis J.J.Sm. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as E carnea; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;

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