Eria petiolata J.J.Sm. 1922

TYPE Drawing Photos and drawing by Peter O'Byrne/ TYPE drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Petiolate Eria

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found in Lampung Sumatra at low elevations as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with almost globose to top-shaped, 2 noded, shiny green suffused with dull violet pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, erect, lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, thick, fleshy, shiny reddish green, paler beneath with green stripes, narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leavevs that blooms in the winter and springon a longer than the leaves, peduncle .72" [1.8 cm] long, 2 bracted, rachis paler, hairy, to 2.8" [7 cm] longf, laxly many flowered inflorescence with reflexed, oblong, very obtuse, somewhat erose margined floral bracts and carrying slightly scented flowers


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