Eria xanthocheila Ridl. 1907 SECTION Pinalia

Photo by Ong Poh Teck and Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website


Photo by Eric Hunt


Photo by Jim Cootes, courtesy ofDr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Common Name or Meaning The Yellow Lip Eria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Vietnam, southern Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and the northern Phillipines in lowland, hill and lower montane forests near lakes and rivers from 300 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a clavate pseudobulb carrying up to 5, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 to 4, terminal, held horizontal, brown hairy, 2" to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] inflorescence with refelexed, ovate, acute, light green floral bracts and carrying up to 25 short-lived, fragrant flowers.

This species does best mounted and needs less water during the blooming season. This species and E lamonganensis are similar but differ in that this species has 1" [2.5 cm] betweeen each stem, no irregular calli on the midlobe of the lip which is only yellow and has long, lanceolate flower bracts and long, oblong, truncated on top side lobes of the lip.

Synonyms Eria wichersii Schltr. 1911; Pinalia xanthocheila (Ridl.) W.Suarez & Cootes 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911 as E wichersii; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 3 2002 photo; Botanica's Orchids Lauren Glen 2002 photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Pinalia xanthocheila photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia xanthocheila photo fide; Taiwania 63(3) New Orchids (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae and Vandoideae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Van Canh NGUYEN, Hoang Tuan NGUYEN, Ba Vuong TRUONG, Phi Tam NGUYEN, Sinh Khang NGUYEN, Tatiana V. MAISAK, Hiep Tien NGUYEN, Duc Nam BUI, Xuan Canh CHU 2018 photo fide