Eria apertiflora Summerh.1929 SECTION Pinalia

Lip Detail

Plant and Flowers Photo by Photo by L.Y.Th. Westra from the Orchis project website

Fragrance Part ShadeWarmCool Spring

Common Name The Wide Open Flower Eria

Flower Size .16" [ 4 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in primary, very wet, mossy cloud forest on mossy rocks and tree trunks at elevations of 800 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte that blooms in the spring with to 4, erect, arising from the nodes near the apex, 25 to 30 flowered inflorescence carrying honey scented flowers.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms Eria rivesii Gagnep. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as E rivesii; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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