Eria rhodoleuca Schltr. 1912 SECTION Cylindrolobus

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Red and White Eria

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 200 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate, flexuous, minutely puberulous rhizome giving rise to simple, slightly curved, terete, leafy pseudobulbs carrying erect-patent, glabrous, fleshy, obliquely linear, subacute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white, the lip has red lateral lobes and the apex of the column foot has a yellow callus.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus rhodoleucus (Schltr.) Brieger 1981; Trichotosia rhodoleuca (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Cylindrolobus Fig B [not A as stated in book] drawing fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014