Eria cepifolia Ridl. 1896 SECTION Urostachya Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Rosli Zakaria and Exotic Orchids Of Malaysia Website

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The Onion - Leaved Eria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender at the base, thickening and compressed above stems carrying 3 to 4, very narrow, deeply channeled, acute, terete leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 5 at a time, almost erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, crowded, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pinalia cepifolia [ Ridl.] J.J. Wood 2011; Urostachya cepifolia (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as E earina; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore, Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Pinalia cepifolia; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide