!Eriopsis biloba Lindl. 1847

Another Flower Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Plant and inflorescence Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders


Common Name The Two-Lobed Eriopsis

Flower Size 1" [2.4 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela as a stout, large sized, warm to cool growing, occasional epiphyte and lithophyte as well as sometimes terrestrial that occurs on exposed, steep, rocky or clay slopes in wet montane forests at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters with conic, longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs with 2 to 3 elliptic, petiolate, abruptly acute, basally clasping leaves and flowers in the summer on a basal, erect, to about 5' [150 cm] long, cylyndric, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb with up to 35 simultaneously opening, waxy, fragrant flowers.

Distinguished from the others in the genus by the prescence of 2 blade-like calli and some warts in front.

Synonyms Eriopsis fuerstenbergii Kraenzl.1908; Eriopsis grandibulbosa Ames & C. Schweinf.1931; Eriopsis mesae Kraenzl. 1920; Eriopsis rhytidobulbon Lem. 1852; Eriopsis rutidobulbon Hook.1849; Eriopsis schomburgkii (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1855; Pseuderiopsis schomburgkii Rchb. f. 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as E furstenburgii photo ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as E rutidobulbon photo ok; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:172 Schlechter 1924 as E colombiana; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 drawing as E rutidobulbon; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as E rutibulbon; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as E fuerstenbergii; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as E grandibulbosa drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979 photo; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 476 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 383 Dodson 1980 as Eriopsis colombiana drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as E rutidobulbon; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 #6 as E rutidobulbon photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 5 2002 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 #5 2002 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 as E rutidobulbon drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide