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Cylindrolobus aporoides

Cylindrolobus aporoides

Cylindrolobus aporoides (Lindl.) Rauschert, Feddes Repert. 94 (1983) 444

Type: Cuming s.n. (Philippines) (holo K)

Synonyms:

  • Pinalia aporodes (Lindl.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. (1891) 678
  • Dendrobium aporoides (Lindl.) Merr., Sp. Blancoan. (1918) 113
  • Eria aporoides Lindl., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3 (1859) 60
  • Aporum incrassatum Brongn. in Duperrey, Voy. Monde, Bot. (1829) 204, t. 42, fig. B (non Blume)
    - Type: ?
  • Dendrobium brongniartii Kraenzl. in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV. 50. II. B. 21 (1910) 210
  • Aporum incrassatum Brongn. in Duperrey, Voy. Monde, Bot. (1829) 204, t. 42, fig. B (non Blume)
    - Type: ?
  • Aporum incrassatum Brongn. ex Lindl., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3 (1859) 60 (non Blume, nec Brongniart)
  • Epidendrum equitans Blanco, Fl. Filip. (1837) 645 (non G.Forst.)
    - Type: not designated
  • Eria incrassata (Brongn.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 21 (1925) 165
  • Eria soronensis Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9 (1911) 286
  • Cylindrolobus soronensis (Schltr.) Brieger in Schltr., Orchideen, ed. 3, I/A (1981) 664
  • Grastidium suaveolens (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, Lasianthera 1 (1997) 112
  • Dendrobium suaveolens Kraenzl. in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV. 50. II. B. 21 (1910) 191 (non Schltr.)
    - Type: Beccari 241
  • Grastidium suaveolens (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, Lasianthera 1 (1997) 112

Rhizome short, creeping. Stems ascending, to 25 cm long, not very densely many-leaved. Leaves laterally compressed, triangular, to 3 by 0.8-0.9 cm, apex rather obtuse. Inflorescences arising from the leaf axils, 1-flowered, 1-2 cm long, peduncle-scales 2-3, linear. Floral bract linear. Flower widely opening, sweetly fragrant, delicate. Median sepal oblong, 1 cm long, apex acute. Lateral sepals 1 cm long, apex acute; mentum short, rounded, obtuse. Petals thinner, lanceolate, apex acute. Lip 3-lobed, papillose, with 3 parallel lamellae; lateral lobes minute, semioblong, acute; mid-lobe ovate-oblong, obtuse. Column rather long, stelidia rounded; column-foot very short. Anther tightly affixed to the narrow filament. (After Kraenzlin, 1910, as Dendrobium suaveolens Kraenzl.).

Note: The only Eria in New Guinea with laterally flattened leaves and as such easily recognised.


Flower white, lip light yellow with deeper yellow keels. Bracts orange.

Not recorded, probably epiphytic in lowland forest.

Celebes, New Guinea, Philippines.

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing epiphyte.

May.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Eriinae
  • Genus Cylindrolobus
  • Species Cylindrolobus aporoides

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Cylindrolobus aporoides

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Cylindrolobus aporoides

Cylindrolobus aporoides (Lindl.) Rauschert (as Eria aporoides Lindl.), herbarium specimen (L), BW (F.A.W. Schram) 15007

Cylindrolobus aporoides

Cylindrolobus aporoides (Lindl.) Rauschert (as Eria aporoides Lindl.), floral analysis, drawing J.J. Smith, based on Wenzel 956 from the Philippines