Eria leiophylla Lindl. 1859 SECTION Strongyleria

Photo by Nik Fahmi

Plant and Flower

Photo by Ekkehard Schwadtke and his Lanta Orchid Nursery Photo Page

Partial Sun Warm to CoolWinter

Common Name The Smooth Leafed Eria

Flower Size 3/4" [1.9 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi & Maluku on lowland limestone hills, peat swamp forests and lower montane forests at elevations around 800 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, brown, wooly-hairy, imbricate sheathed rhizome with basally swollen, gradually narrowing towards the apice and carrying 4, apical, lanceolate, unequally and obtusely bilobed, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a very short to .4" [1 cm], 2 to 3, successively single flowered, brown pubescent inflorescence arising from near the apex of the pseudobulb.

Synonyms Campanulorchis leiophyllla (Lindl.) Y.P.Ng & P.J.Cribb 2005; Ceratostylis pellita Rchb.f 1890; Pinalia biophylla Kuntze 1891; Pinalia leiophylla (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Trichotosia leiophylla (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of The Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Campanulorchis leiophylla ; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Campanulorchis leiophylla photos fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide