Eria virginalis Schltr. 1910 SECTION Cylindrolobus Bl 1856

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Colorful Eria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Borneo in riverine forests at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, cylindrical stems carrying towards the apex, 4 or so, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, short few flowered inflorescence with large floral bracts.

Synonyms Cylindrolobus virginalis (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Eria pleistophylla (Kraenzl.) A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957; Trichotosia pleistophylla Kraenzl. 1911; Trichotosia virginalis (Schltr.) Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood 1994; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014