Eria boniana (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 SECTION Trichosma

Side View of Flower


Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Warm" CoolLATESummer fall

Common Name The Boni? Eria

Flower Size

Found in Yunnan province of China, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 750 to 1600 meters as a creeping, miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on mossy rocks and vertical cliffs with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, oval, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a very short, 4" [10 cm] long, arising from the upper nodes, few flowered inflorescence

Often cited as a synonym of Eria scabrilinguis Lindl. 1858 [Eria corneri] but recently separated by Schuiteman based on the acute lip and differing side lobes.

Synonyms *Dendrobium bonianum Gagnep 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;