!Erythrodes latifolia Blume 1825

Drawing Photo by JB Comber/Drawing by E.J.Brill, Leiden and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz


Common Name The Broad Leafed Erythrodes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Java at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 8 ovate, crisped margins; acuminate, the leaf halves very unequal, gradually narrowing into the petiolate elongate base leaves held in the basal third of the stem that blooms in the early spring on and erect, basally green becoming red to red brown, pubescent, to 14.8" [37 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with 4, spaced out, sterile bracts and with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Physurus latifolius (Blume) Blume 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Physurus latifolius; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids HawkesOrchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing 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 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide