Eria robusta (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Aeridostachya Hkr.f

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Part ShadeHotCool EARLYSpring LATESummer

Common Name The Robust Eria - In China Qi Sui Lan

Flower Size .28" [7mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Taiwan in lowland and montane primary forests at elevations around 300 to 2150 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 4 to 7 sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early spring on 1 to 2, arching, 12" [30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aeridostachya purpureocentrum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Aeridostachya robusta (Blume) Brieger 1981; *Dendrolirium robustum Blume 1825; Eria aeridostachya Rchb.f. ex Lindl. 1859; Eria borneensis Rolfe 1914; Eria brunea Ridl. 1896; Eria falcata J.J.Sm. 1905; Eria ferruginea Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Eria kinabaluensis Rolfe 1914; Eria linearifolia Ridl. 1924; Eria lorifolia Ridl. 1896; Eria purpureocentrum J.J.Sm. 1922; Eria sawadae Yamam. 1931; Eria uchiyamae Tuyama 1940; Eria whitfordii Leav. 1909; Pinalia aeridostachya (Rchb.f. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia robusta (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as E falcata; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as E aeridostachya; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria brunea; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 aas Eria Lorifolia; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as E falcata drawing fide; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11 as E aeridostachya; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as Eria aeridostachya; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 E whitfordii; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920 as E borneense; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920 as E kinabaluensis; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Aeridostachya robusta; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 Drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as E whitfordii; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as E borneensis; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as E linearifolia; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as E kinabaluensis; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as E borneensis; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as E kinabaluensis; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as E linearifolia; Lowland Orchids Of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing ok; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 as Eria aeridostachya photo ok; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Aeridostachya robusta;photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Aeridostachya robusta drawing ok; Philippine Native orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Aeridostachya robusta photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Aeridostachya robusta drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Native Philippine Orchid Species Cootes 2009 as Aeridostachya robusta photo good; A Guide to Orchids of Borneo J J Wood 2013 as Aeridostachya robusta photo good; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos plants only;

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