Eria vanoverberghii Ames 1912 SECTION Mycaranthes Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and Vortex Orchids

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of David Banks, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Full Shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name Vanoverbergh's Eria [Beligian Plant Collector-Philippines 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on Luzon and Mindoro Islands of the Philippines at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphtye with very elongate [1 m] pseudobulbs carrying all along the stem, strap shaped, acute, to 10" [25 cm] long, leathery leaves that blooms mostly in the fall on to 6, terminal, many flowered, to 10" [25 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with a very conspicuous, large white bract behind each flower.

Synonyms Mycaranthes vanoverberghii (Ames) Cootes, D.P.Banks & W.Suarez 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 3 2002 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Mycaranthes vanoverberghii photo fide;

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