Eria donnaiensis (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1992 SECTION Pinalia Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Dong Nai Eria [A town in northern Vietnam] - In Vietnam N? lan Dong nai - In China Zhong yue ping lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan China, Laos and Vietnam in open forests on trees at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .16 to .35" [4 to 9 mm] betweeen each narrowly ovoid to nearly cylindric, wrinkled when dried pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, towards the apex, linear to narrowly elliptic-linear, papery, obtuse to sometimes obliquely apiculate, contracted below into a short petiolate base leaves that blooms on a subterminal, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, rachis nearly glabrous, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolat to elliptic floral bracts.

Synonyms *Dendrobium donnaiense Gagnep. 1950; Pinalia donnaiensis (Gagnep.) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Duyuan 2009 as Pinalia donnaiensis

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