Eria pilifera Ridl. 1896 SECTION Cylindrolobus

Photo by Art Vogel

Plant and Flower

Photo by DIEY BOBO Follow and his Diey Bobo ORCHID SPECIES Photo Website

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 in Thailand, Malaysia, Java and Sumatra at elevations around 450 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a short rhizome carrying close set, stem-like, slightly swollen in the middle pseudobulbs carrying up to 18, lanceolate, laterally compressed, almost equitant, very uneven and obtuse apically, twisted at the base to face one direction, sessile leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, emerging from the still leafy stem, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus pilifer (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium lamonganense Rchb.f. 1857; Eria bracteolata (Kraenzl.) Ames 1913 publ. 1914; Trichotosia bracteolata Kraenzl. 1910; Trichotosia pilifera (Ridl.) Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Dendrobium lamonganense; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Dendrobium lamorganense; Die Orchideen Von Java J J Smith 1905 as Dendrobium lamongaqnense; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium lamorganense; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 Drawing fide; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014; Wild Orchids in Thailand 2 Vadhanaphuti 2014 photo fide