Eria atrovinosa Carr 1929 SECTION Hymenaria Photo courtesy of Vortex Orchids

Common Name The Dark Wine-Red Eria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Borneo? in podosol forests at elevations around 150 to 700 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with thick, fleshy oblong pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, linear, obtuse narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 7.2" [18 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 8, large, creamy white, empty bracts in the lower third.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaysia Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A To Z of Southeast Asian Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide