Eria pinguis Ridl. 1917 SECTION Cylindrolobus

TYPE drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Thick Eria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations of 1300 to 2100 meters as a cool to cold growing epiphyte with a long and leafy styem carrying linear-lanceolate, narrowing towards the very uneven and shortly bidentate apex leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2.6 to 3.2" [6.5 to 8 cm] long, partly furry hairy spotted, three to six flowered inflorescence with oblong-ovate, acuminate, convex floral bracts carrying large flowers spotted with red inside a white lip and densely hairy inside sepals with furry hair on the outside.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus pinguis (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014