Eria filiformis (Wight) Rchb.f 1861 SECTION Conchidium

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

Fragrant Part Shade Warm MID Winter

Common Name The Very Thin Eria

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

Found in southwestern India with disc-shaped, reticulate veined pseudobulbs carrying oblanceolate, obtuse, wartily margined leaves that blooms in the mid winter on a stout, erect, secund, 1.2 to 2.6" [3 to 9 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence 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

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 India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Eria dalzelii;