Eria longissima Ames & Quisumb. 1931 SECTION Cylindrolobus

Photo by David Banks, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Very Long Eria [refers to the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found on Luzon island of the Philippines at elevations around 1000 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, very [1 meter] elongate, simple, stem-like, basally terete, somewhat flattened above pseudobulbs carrying shorter, linear-lanceolate, smooth, firm, light green, narrowing to the unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on short, opposite the leaves, to 1 .4" [4.5 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with numerous green bracts and 5 to 6, yellow, conspicuous, smooth, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, obtuse, minutely apiculate apically floral bracts

Synonyms Cylindrolobus longissimus [Ames & Quisimbing] Suarez 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing good; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as Eria cymbidifolia; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 3 2002 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 as cylindrolobus longissima; Philippine NativeOrchid Species Cootes 2011 as Cylindrolobus longissimus photo good; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014