Eria filiformis (Wight) Rchb.f 1861 SECTION Conchidium

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Sushant More and his Flickr Photo Website

Fragrant Part Shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Very Thin Eria

Flower Size .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm] long

Found in southwestern India in moist-deciduous and semievergreen forest at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, disc-shaped, reticulate veined pseudobulbs carrying oblanceolate, to linear-oblong, obtuse, wartily margined leaves that blooms in the summer on a stout, erect, secund, 1.2 to 2.6" [3 to 9 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with persistent, broad at the base, lanceolate, acuminate, erct, apically curved, floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers that all face in a single direction.

Synonyms Conchidium filiforme (Wight) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium dalzellii Hook. 1852; *Dendrobium filiforme Wight 1851; Dendrobium fimbriatum Dalzell 1852; Eria conrardii M.R.Almeida 2009; Eria conrardii var. fimbriata (Hook.f.) M.R.Almeida 2009; Eria dalzellii Lindl. 1859; Eria dalzellii var. fimbriata Hook.f. 1890; Pinalia microchilos Kuntze 1891; Porpax filiformis (Wight) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen, 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as E dalzellii drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as E dalzellii; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 as Eria delzellii drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Eria dalzelii; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 as Conchidium filiforme photo ok