Eria-hyacinthoides-2023-10-17 *SITF has determined this plant to be Bryobium tridens, not Eria hyacinthoides (Oct 2023).
Eria hyacinthoides was moved to Bryobium hyacinthoides in 2005 and is now a synonym; however, the mentum and overall shape of the lip of this plant do not fit B. hyacinthoides. The images of this plant when enlarged show three clearly resolved crests. This feature is a key characteristic of Bryobium tridens, for which the species is named. This plant also has five veins in the leaf with an unequal, bilobed apex which fits the description of B. tridens in the IOSPE. The species is found in the Philippines and this plant is an excellent match to the description and photo of B. tridens in Cootes' "Orchids of the Philippines".
Posted on Oct 17, 2023
Was unable to dissect a flower. One inflorescence had fallen off, but was way too wilted by the time the photos were made to be handled without smearing it all over. Also did not get a ruler into th...