Eria bipunctata Lindl. 1841 SECTION Pinalia


Plant and Flowers Photos by Pierre Bonnet from the Orchis project website

Common Name The Two Spotted Eria - In China Shuang Dian Ping Lan

Flower Size 3/8" [.4 cm]

Found in Assam, Nepal, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 1500 to 1800 as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with flattened pseudobulb carrying 3 apical leaves that blooms in the spring on short, towards the apex of the pseudobulb, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eria eberhardtii Gagnep. 1930; Pinalia bipunctata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as E eberhardtii; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing good/photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Pinalia bipunctata; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 Pinalia bipunctata drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Pinalia bipunctata photos ok; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Thailand 2 Vadhanaphuti 2014 photo good