Eria hyacinthoides [Bl.] Lindl. 1830

SECTION Bryobium

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

Common Name The Hyacinth-Like Bryobium

Flower Size about 4/5" [to about 2 cm]

A small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte found in the Malaysian penninsula, Sumatra and Java at elevations of 500 to 1700 meters with clustered, oblong, basally sheathed pseudobulbs carrying narrowly lanceolate, petiolate leaves that are held in pairs towards the apex that blooms in the spring on up to 2, erect, white fuzzy, shorter to 10" [to 25 cm], loosely many [20 to 40] flowered, racemose inflorescence with many fragrant [not nice] flowers.

Synonyms Bryobium hyacinthoides (Blume) Y.P.Ng & P.J.Cribb 2005; Dendrolirium ebulbe Blume 1825; *Dendrolirium hyacinthoides Blume 1825; Eria ebulbis Lindley 1830; Eria endymion Ridl. 1896; Pinalia ebulbis (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia hyacinthodes (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria endymion; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 11 1970 photo fide; Simon & Schuster's Guide to Orchids Orchids 1988 photo fide; of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Lauren Glen 2002 photo good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as Bryobium hyacynthoides photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Pinalia hyacynthioides; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 as Bryobium hyacinthoides;