Eria palmifolia Ridl. 1917 SECTION Urostachya

Plant and Flowers Photos by Azman Bainuri and The Wild Orchids in Sumatra Website

Part shade ColdLATEWinter EARLIERSpring

Common Name The Palm Like Leaf Eria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] long

Found on Mt Kerinici in Sumatra at elevations of 2200 to 2700 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with close set, fleshy, elongate, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 7, linear-lanceolate, obliquely acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on up to 7, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Urostachya palmifolia (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;