Eria nutans Lindl. 1840 SECTION Cylindrolobus

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

Plant and Flower

Photo by Tun Jang and the The Orchids of Malaysia 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 1960; 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; Harvard Pap. Bot. 19: 79; A Synopsis of Eria Lindl. section Cylindrolobus (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae: Eriinae) in Malesia Ormerod 2014; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 as Cylindrolobus nutans