Eriopsis rutidobulbon Hook. 1849

Photo by Weyman Bussey


Common Name The Scurvy Bulbed Eriopsis

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in southern Colombia and Peru in wet forests at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with amost black, finely wrinkled, pear-shaped pseduobulbs carrying 2 to 3, glossy green, rather fleshy, plicate, prominently veined, broadly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring on n erect to arching, to 18" [45 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence and carrying waxy, fragrant flowers

Distinguished from the others in the genus by the presence of 4 blade-like calli and many warts towards the apex.

Synonyms Eriopsis colombiana Schltr. 1924; Eriopsis wercklei Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; ASO Bulletin Vol 26 #10 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 no 6 1999 photo not = E biloba; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo not; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 as E werklei photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 88 #4 2019 as E werkleri drawing fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo ????