Eria amica Rchb. f. 1870 SECTION Hymenaria

Plant and Flowers

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Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower Color

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

FragrancePart ShadeWarm to Cold Spring

Common Name The Lovely Eria - In China Cu Jing Ping Lan

Flower Size 2/3" [1.5 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, southern China, Taiwan and Vietnam on old mossy trees in evergreen lowland forests and primary highland cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with somewhat cylindrical to ovoid pseudobulbs that are clustered together carrying 1 to 3, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 3, erect, axillary, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm ] long, loosely few to several [5 to 12] flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Eria andersonii Hook.f. 1890; Eria hypomelana Hayata 1914; Octomeria excavata Wall. ex Hook.f. 1890; Pinalia amica (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia andersonii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1870 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1891 as E andersoni drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as E confusa drawing fide;The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 6 1968; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo ok; Botanica's Orchids Lauren Glen 2002 photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Pinalia amica; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 Pinalia amica drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Pinalia amica photos fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 as Pinalia amica photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 as Pinalia amica; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Eria smica photo fide;