Eria major Ridl. ex Stapf 1894 SECTION Mycaranthes Rchb.f Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Quite Large Eria [refers to the plant size]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak Borneo and the Moluccas Islands in lower to upper montane forests at elevations around 900 to 2900 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with an erect, cylindrical stem carrying several, linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring up to 10, apical, erect to arching, 4" [10 cm], densely short, brown pubescent; densely many flowered towards the apex inflorescence with glabrous, dark green bracts

Synonyms Eria scortechinii Stapf. non-Hkr. 1894; Eria villosissima Rolfe 1914; Mycaranthes major [Ridl. ex stapf] J.J.Wood 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920 as E villosisima; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Mycaranthes major drawing ok/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 as Mycaranthes major photo fide; A guide to orchids of Kinabalu J J Woods 2013 as Mycaranthes major photo fide