Eria braccata Lindl. 1859 SECTION Conchidium Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer

Common Name or Meaning The Large Bracted Eria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka in subtropical montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with small crowded and flattened pseudobulbs and carrying 2 apical leaves that blooms in the summer on a 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Conchidium braccatum ( Lindl.) Brieger 1981; Dendrobium braccatum Lindl. 1830; Eria rupestris Blatt. & McCann 1931; Eria uniflora (Lindl.) Dalzell 1952; Eria velifera Wight ex Lindl. 1859; Pinalia braccata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia reticosa (Wight) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Culture in Ceylon and The East Price 1918/2003; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as E reticosa; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 plant only; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 1 1988 photo; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as E reticosa; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Eria reticosa drawing ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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