Eria pseudorigida Ormerod 2014 SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Full Shade Hot LATE Winter

Common Name or Meaning The False E rigida Eria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forest at elevations of sea level to 50 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping, short, terete rhizome giving rise to erect, terete, elongate, leafy stems carrying patent, linear-lanceolate, stronly unequally, narrowly obtuse, midrib when dried grooved above, prominat beneath, rigidly coriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter on a very short, rachis terete, .48 to .52" [1.2 to 1.3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 5, widely patent to more or less recurved, oblong to lanceoalte-ovate, acute to narrowly obtuse, mostly convex, carnose floral bracts.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus pseudorigidus (Ormerod) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018; *Eria rigida var. papuana J.J.Sm. 1913; Trichotosia rigida var. papuana (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt 1971

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