Eria oblitterata (Blume) Rchb. f. 1857 SECTION Mycaranthes Rchb.f

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

Common Name The Faded Eria

Flower Size .2" [5.5 mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra, Moluccas, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, northeastern Australia, and Samoa in lowland and montane moss forests at elevations around 200 to 2400 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with elongate stems carrying narrowly lanceolate, apically erose, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 3 terminal, simple, 7.2" [18 cm] long, 40 to 50 flowered inflorescence. The plant habit appears when not in flower to be Vandanaceous but in reality is sympodial.

Synonyms Eria callosa M.R.Hend. 1927; Eria javensis Zoll. & Moritzi 1846; Eria kingii Hook.f. 1898; Eria larutensis Ridl. 1920; Eria larutensis Ridl. 1924; Eria major Ridl. 1896; Eria ridleyi Rolfe 1914; Eria sclerophylla Lindl. 1859; Eria tahanensis Ridl. 1915; Eria tomentella Rchb.f. 1861; Mycaranthes abbreviata Blume ex Kraenzl. 1911; *Mycaranthes obliterata Blume 1825; Mycaranthes ridleyi (Rolfe) Rauschert 1983; Pinalia javensis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia kingii (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia obliterata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia sclerophylla (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Eria javensis; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1891 as Eria kingii drawing good; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as E major; Flora of Malaya Vol1 Holttum 1957 as Eria ridleyi drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Eria ridleyi; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Eria ridleyi; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Mycaranthes oblitterata photo plant only; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 as E ridleyi drawing/photo fide; AOS Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore, Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as Eria major; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as E major; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 as E kingii; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002 as E major; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 3 2002 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as as Mycaranthes oblitterata; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as as Eria Javensis; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Mycaranthes oblitterata photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Mycaranthes oblitterata drawing fide/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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