Eria trichotaenia Schltr. 1911 SECTION Aeridostachya Photo by Mr. Sonny Agus Sumarsono and The Wild Orchids in Sumatra Blogspot

Common Name The Hairy Band Eria [refers to the half moon shaped swollen pad at the base of the column]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with nearly cylindrical, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying 3 apical, strap-shaped, obtuse, narrowing basally leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm] long, nearly cylindrical, densely reddish hairy, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aeridostachya trichotaenia (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Aeridostachya trichotaenia drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 drawing fide