Eria merapiensis Schltr. 1911 SECTION Urostachya Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Merapi Eria [Active Volcano in western Sumatra Indonesia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in west Sumatra at elevations of 820 to 2500 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte with stem like, basally swollen pseudobulbs carrying 4 apical, linear, narrowed both apically and basally leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, sparsly pubescent towards the apex, 2.4" [6 cm] long, 5 to 12 flowered racemose inflorescence arising from the leaf axils and has yellow floral bracts and large flowers..

Synonyms Eria chrysantha Schltr. 1911; Eria chrysostachys Ridl. 1917; Eria lamonganensis Kranzl. 1911; Eria lutea J.J.Sm. 1911; Urostachya chrysantha (Schltr.) Brieger 1981; Urostachya merapiensis (Schltr.) S.Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Urostachya chrysantha drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide