Eria confusa Hook.f. 1889 SECTION Hymenaria

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name The Confused Eria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sikkim in valleys at elevations around 400 to 500 meters small sized, hot growing epiphtye with

CAUTION please use Caution, I am certainly not happy with this determintion. Often cited as a synonym of Eria amica but if the photo ID is correct [I think not] then there are many visual differences, hence I will leave them separate at this time.

Synonyms Pinalia confusa (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing not = E amica; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005;

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