Eria ancorifera J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Pinalia


Plant and Flowers Photos by Leicneagra and The Wild Orchids Of Sumatra Website

Part shade

Common Name The Anchor Bearing Eria [refers to the anchor shape on the lip]

Flower Size 1/4 to .4" [9 mm]

Found in southern Sumatra without locality or elevation as a miniature sized epiphyte with clustered, oblong, basally narrowing, few noded, fleshy, oval in cross section pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, spreading, lanceolate, acute, narrowing basally, thick, fleshy, dark green leaves that blooms on n erect, from the deep pits of the upper nodes, to 2" [5 cm] long, pale greenish, to 9 flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acute, pale green, floral bracts.

Synonyms Pinalia ancorifera (J.J.Sm.) V. Agustin & G. Ariyanto 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;