Eria saccifera Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Pinalia Photo by Copyright © Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by © Kharamid and Orchids Online Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Partial Shade Hot Cold Fall Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Sack Carrying Eria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Borneo, Malysia and Sumatra in riverine, hill, lower and ridge, montane forests at elevations of 200 to 2400 meters as a large sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with close set, cylindrical, elongate pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by, dark reddish brown, brown speckled, triangular-ovate, acute sheaths and carrying 2 to 6 apical, coriaceous, 6 to 8 nerved, medium green above, dull grey-green below, oblong-elliptic, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a sessile, arching, many flowered, to 5" [to 12 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from just below the leaves and with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Eria brookesii Ridl. 1908; Eria saccata Ridl. 1912; Eria suaveolens Ridl.1896; Pinalia saccifera (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia suaveolens (Ridl.) Y.P.Ng & P.J.Cribb 2005 Urostachya saccata (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 drawing ok; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods and Seidenfaden 1992 drawing hmm; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as E suaveolens drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as E brookesii photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as E brooksei; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol. 4 Woods 2003 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as E suaveolens Drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Pinalia saccifera; 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; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu J J Wood 2013 as Pinalia angustifolia photo good;

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