Eria magnicallosa Ames & C.Schweinf. 1905 SECTION Mycaranthes Rchb.f

Plant and Flowers Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name The Giant Callus Eria [refers to the erect callus at the apex of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak Borneo, Java and Sumatra in hill and lower to upper montane forests at elevations around 900 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an erect stem carrying opposite, linear-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring on 3, apical, erect to arching, 4" [10 cm], densely many flowered towards the apex inflorescence

Synonyms Mycaranthes magnicallosa [Ames & Schweinf.] J.J. Wood 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 as Mycaranthes magnicallosa; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Mycaranthes magnicallosa drawing/photo fide