Eria perspicabilis Ames 1915 SECTION Cylindrolobus

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Full Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Ball-Carrying Eria [refers to the ball-shaped apex of the lip]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.75 cm]

Found on Mt Polis on Ifugao in the Philippines at elevations around 1500 meters as a vine-like, medium to giant sized, cool lgrowing epiphyte with robust, basally terete, slightly flattened above stems loosely concealed by the remaining overlapping leaf sheaths and carrying smooth, deciduous, linear-lanceolate, basally and apically narrowing leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, short, successsively several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus perspicabile (Ames) Suárez 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014