Eria clausa King & Pantl. 1897 SECTION Trichosma

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Part sun Cool to WarmLATEwinter to Spring

Common Name The Closed Flower Eria - In China Pu Jing Mao Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan, southern China and Vietnam in montane, humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests and primary montane forests at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial orchid with ovoid-ellipsoid, blunt apically, rugose pseudobulbs, enveloped below by fibrous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, membraneous, grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a 1 to 2, terminal, racemose, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm], laxly 5 to 9 flowered, slightly fractiflex inflorescence enveloped below by lanceolate, acute sheaths.

Synonyms Dendrobium indochinense A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957; Dendrobium subsessile Gagnep. 1950; Eria corneri var. clausa (King & Pantl.) A.N.Rao 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing good; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;