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 Fall

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 globose, smooth pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-ovate leaf that blooms in the fall on a pendent, zig-zag, 2.4" [6 cm], successively few, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Alvisia tenuis Lindl. 1859; Conchidium articulatum (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Pinalia articulata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005;

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