Eria unifolia J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Aeridostachya Hkr.f.


Plant and Flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Single Leaved Eria

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Java and Sumatra in sheltered places with year-round rainfall, in thick humus on tree forks at elevations of 1500 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, oblong, flattened pseudobulbs enveloped by 4 large, leaf-like, imbricate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, tough, hard, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a erect becoming arching, longer than the leaf, to 22" [to 55 cm] long, successively densely many flowered inflorescence with about 2/3's of the flowers open at any one time.

Synonyms Aeridostachya unifolia (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide