Eria densa Ridl. 1895 SECTION Urostachya Photo by Mr Backpacker

Common Name or Meaning The Dense Eria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Cambodia, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines from montane forests and in lowlands at elevations of 1300 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with tall, thick, cylindrical stems carrying a few to 4, apical, lanceolate to strap-shaped, thin but tough, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaves that can bloom at most any time but mostly in the summer with several, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, racemose, arching, densely many flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex of the stem

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo ok; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo ok; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Pinalia densa drawing/photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia densa photo fide;