Eria lanuginosa J.J.Wood 1990 SECTION Pinalia

Plant and Flowers Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Short Wooly Eria

Flower Size .6 to .75" [1.5 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Borneo on riverside trees in riparian forests at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, thick, fleshy pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate, acute, pale brown leaf sheaths and carrying a single, erect to spreading, narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, ensiform, acute, elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect to decurved, purplish olive green, densely buff to whitish languinose hairy, much shorter than the leaves, peduncle to 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis 7.2 to 8" [18 to 20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence triangular-ovate, acute to acuminate, unevenly languinose, stiff floral bracts, carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Pinalia lanuginosa (J.J.Wood) J.J.Wood 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid J. 5: 88 Wood 2010 as Pinalia lanuginosa