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

Another Flower

Photo by © Kharamid

Another Flower

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

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Hooker

Partial Shade Hot Cold Fall Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Sack Carrying Eria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Borneo, Malaysia and Sumatra in riverine, hill, lower, ridge and 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 1891 drawing fide; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; 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; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 2018 as Pinalia saccifera drawing/photo fide;