Eria obliqua (Lindl.) Lindl. 1859 SECTION Mycaranthes Photos by Art Vogel

Common Name The Oblique Eria

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Malysia, Sumatra and Borneo in lowlands and lower montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1520 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .4" [1 cm] between each, erect stem carrying up to 6, linear, fleshy, unequally obtuse apice leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on 1 to 2, terminal, white-pubescent, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, apiculate floral bracts and holding the flowers very close together.

Synonyms Eria polystachyoides Ridl. ex Kraenzl. 1911; Mycaranthes obliqua Lindl. 1840; Pinalia obliqua (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malaysian Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Mycaranthes obliqua photo plant only; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; 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 Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Mycaranthes obliqua drawing fide/photo ok

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