Eria valida Lindl. 1859 SECTION Cylindrolobus

Photos by Mrs. Shiva Ramli and The Wild Orchids in Sumatra Website

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Plant and Flowers

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

Common Name or Meaning The Strong Eria [refers to the overall plant size and robustness of the blooms]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Borneo at elevations up to 1700 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with emering horizontal but becoming pendulous, elongate, leafy throughout stems carrying narrowly lanceolate, gradually narrowing towards the apex leaves that blooms on many, arising from nodes along the leafy stem, each 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence has triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus validus (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Pinalia valida (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014