(pronounced: klay-DAYR-ee-ah)


A genus of unknown affinity.


Scrambling terrestrials rooting along the length of the elongate rhizome. Fertile stems erect, clambering vertically on a support. Leaves several, pleated, lanceolate, subpetiolate, acute-acuminate. Inflorescences terminal racemes, sometimes sparsely branched, the floral bracts minute. Flowers green. Sepals and petals free, spreading, the backside of the sepals finely pubescent. Lip three-lobed, minutely saccate at the base, with a pair of low pubescent ridges to either side of the midvein. Column arching, without a foot, with narrow wings; pollinia 2, naked.


From the Greek klados, meaning branch, and erion, meaning wool, referring to the resemblance of the plants to a branching Eria.


A genus of two species from Thailand to New Guinea.

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Seidenfaden, G. 1983. Orchid genera in Thailand XI. Cymbidieae Pfitz. Opera Bot. 72:1-123.