Eria articulata Lindl. 1858 SECTION Conchidium

Plant in situ Sri LankaPhotos by Buddhika Mawella and his Sri Lankan Nature Summery Blogspot

DrawingDrawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Warm LATER Winter

Common Name The Articulate Eria

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in tropical, wet, evergreen forests at elevations below 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a thin rhizome giving rise to small, subglobose to ellipsoid, adhering end to end to form a chain, smooth pseudobulbs carrying a single to rarely 2, apical, sessile, membraneous, dark green, elliptic-ovate, apiculate, 5 veined leaf that blooms in the later winter on a terminal, pendent, long flexuous, zig-zag, 1 to 3" [2.5 to 7.5 cm] long, successively few, several flowered inflorescence with very small, membraneous, cymbiform floral bracts and carrying smallorange-salmon colored flowers.

Synonyms Alvisia tenuis Lindl. 1859; Conchidium articulatum (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Pinalia articulata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Porpax articulata (Lindl.) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005;