Eria donnaiensis (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1992 SECTION Pinalia

Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATESpring Summer

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 province of 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 in the late spring and summer 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