Ceratostylis eria Govaerts 1999 Photo By © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, courtesy of André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photo By © David Kuehn

Type Drawing Drawing by Hooker Icones 21 1890


Common Name or Meaning The Eria-Like Ceratostylis

Flower Size .5 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia on montane ridgetops on tree trunks and branches at elevations of 1400 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set stems enveloped basally by a small sheath and carrying a single, oblong to obovate leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a short, successively single, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Ceratostylis eriaeoides Hook.f. 1891; Eria pygmaea Hook.f. 1890; Pinalia pygmaea (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Hooker's Icones 21 plate 2074 Hkr.f 1890 drawing fide to drawing; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as Ceratostylis erioides photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide