Eria lindleyi Thwaites 1861 SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856 Photo by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema

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Plant and flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold Spring Again Fall

Common Name Lindley's Eria [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka in submontane and tropical, wet evergreen foreats at elevations around 1500 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with clavate at the top and tuberous at the base, many noded, terete pseudobuilbs enveloped by short, acute sheaths and carrying apical, sessile, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, many veined, prominent midvein leaves taht blooms in the spring and again in the fall on erect, peduncle short, to .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long, glabrous, with 2 to 3 sterile basal bracts and another higher up midway, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with large, green to yellow, broadly oblong, obtuse to mucronate, slightly cordate basally, recurved, 15 veined floral bracts.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus bicolor Rauschert 1983; *Dendrobium bicolor Lindl. 1830; Eria bicolor Lindl. 1858; Eria ephemera Rchb.f. 1861; Pinalia lindleyi (Thwaites) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;