Eria rhinoceros Ridl. 1917 SECTION Mycaranthes TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shadeCoolCold Fall

Common Name The Horn Carrying Eria [refers to the 2 horn-like processes on the lip, one short one at the base and another larger upcurved, yellow one at the middle]

Flower Size 1/2 [1.25 cm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations of 1850 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a robust, woody, leafy on all sides stem carrying linear, narrowing towards the apex leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, white wooly pubescent, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, lax, many flowered inflorescence with conspicuous, reflexed, oblong-ovate, acute floral bracts carrying wide opening flowers with white pubescent pedicels

Synonyms Mycaranthes rhinoceros (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 as Mycaranthes rhinoceros;