Eria latibracteata Ridl. 1896 SECTION Pinalia


Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Broad Bract Eria

Flower Size .2" [7 mm]

Found in peninsular Malaysia and Borneo in hill forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with rather slender stems carrying 3 to 4, apical, narrowing at both ends, leaves that blooms in the fall on a horizontal, 3.6" [9 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with the flowers generally all facing upwards.

Often cited as a synonym of E braddoni but this one is older so it should have precedence

Synonyms Eria braddonii Rolfe 1907; Pinalia latibracteata [Ridl.] J.J. Wood 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as E braddonii drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Eria braddonii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Pinalia latibracteata photo good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide