Eria nutans Lindl. 1840 SECTION Cylindrolobus Photo by Peter O Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm to CoolWinter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Nodding Eria

Flower Size .8" [2.2 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stem like, elongate, somewhat thickened apically pseudobulbs enveloped basally by semi-tubular, acute, brown sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a single flowered inflorescence arising from above the leaves at the apex ot the stem and has a dull pink floral bract.

Very similar to E compressoclavata but differs in the column that is the same width from the base to the apex and the more rounded lip apex.

Synonyms Ceratostylis beccariana Kraenzl. 1910; Cylindrolobus nutans (Lindl.) J.J.Wood 2011; Pinalia nutans (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Trichosma nutans (Lindl.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Trichosma nutans photo plant only; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 Drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as C beccariana; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 as Cylindrolobus nutans; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Cylindrolobus nutans photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide