Eria motuoensis [X.H.Jin & J.D.Ya] in ed SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856

Photo by Ji-Dong Ya PhytoKeys 130: 107113 Two new species of Cylindrolobus (Orchidaceae) from the eastern Himalayas Ji-Dong Ya, Xiao-Hua Jin, Cheng Liu 2019

Full Shade Cool ColdWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Mutuo Eria [An area of Xizang province of China]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Xizang province of China ubtropical evergreen broad-leaved forests at elevations arond 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to terete, slender stems enveloped by close fitting sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, ligulate-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, pubescent, ariisn near the apex of the stem, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, provided with 2 sterile, small, amplexicaul bracts, rachis .08" [.2 cm] long, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long overall, 2 flowered inflorescence with dark red, elliptic, acute, concave, sparsely tomentose, shorter than the ovary floral bracts, E

"The new species can be distinguished from E. gloensis by the smaller flowers, elliptic and concave bracts, and ovate lip with three keels, mid-lobe thickened and papillate on margin. The new species can be distinguished from E. foetida with longer and wider leaves, dark red and elliptic floral bracts, white flowers and falcate-lanceolate lateral sepals." Ji-Dong Ya, Xiao-Hua Jin, Cheng Liu 2019

Synonyms *Cylindrolobus motuoensis X.H.Jin & J.D.Ya 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * PhytoKeys 130: 107113 Two new species of Cylindrolobus (Orchidaceae) from the eastern Himalayas Ji-Dong Ya, Xiao-Hua Jin, Cheng Liu 2019 as Cylindrolobus motuoensis photo fide

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