Eria scortechinii Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Dilochiopsis


Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Photos by David Kuehn

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Scortechin's Eria [Italian Minister and Orchid Ethusiast 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Malaysia in forests clearings, along paths and amongst low shrubs on ridgetops at elevations around 1700 to 2000 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a very long, slender, leafy throughout, snakey stem, carrying rather thin, widest near the base, nerved, flat leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal,paniculate, many flowered, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, each branch smaller towards the apex inflorescence.

Synonyms Dilochiopsis scortechinii (Hook.f.) Brieger 1981; Pinalia scortechinii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1892 drawing fide; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Dilochopsis scortechnii photo good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo ok; 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