Eria linearifolia Merr. 1921 SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856

Drawing Photo/drawing by Peter O'Byrne


Common Name The Linear Leaf Eria

Flower Size .48 to .6" " [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowland primary, riverine and hill forests on trees at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short creeping rhizome giving rise to erect, cane-like, leafy along most of the length stems carrying linear, tapering distally, green, unequally acute apically leaves with slightly longer than the internode, green soon turning yellow brown and then brown sheaths that blooms in the fall and again in the winter on numerous, lateral from the stem nodes, emerging through a sheath opposite a leaf, erect to suberect, [3 to 4 cm] long, including the flower, single flowered inflorescence with 4, oblong to narrowly triangular, expanded basally, brownish yellow, acute to subobtuse, sometimes externally keeled, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrrying flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus elongatus Rauschert 1983; Cylindrolobus linearifolius (Merr.) J.J.Wood 2011; Eria elongata Ridl. 1896;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo/drawing fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014