Eria sonkaris Rchb.f. 1857 SECTION Mycaranthes

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Anton B and The Wild Orchids of Sumatra Website

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Common Name or Meaning The ? Eria

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Found in Sumatra, Borneo and the Lesser Sunda Islands as a medium sized epiphyte with flattened, broad stems enveloped by acute basal sheaths and carrying lanceolate, acute, leathery leaves that blooms on a terminal, longer than the leaves,minutely pubescent, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, with a bristle at the apex, refelexed, glabrous floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!

Synonyms Mycaranthes sonkaris (Rchb.f.) Rauschert 1983; Pinalia sonkaris (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005

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