Eria dasypus Rchb.f. 1864 SECTION Pinalia

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Part Shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Eria

Flower Size 3/8" [9mm]

Found in Myanmar at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, cylindric pseudobulb partially enveloped by several dark red brown leaf bearing sheaths carrying 2 to 3, apical, narrowly oblanceolate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms from the nodes near the apex of the cane with short, 3 to 4 flowered, downy white inflorescence with inflated, broadly ovate, apiculate, brownish bracts.

Synonyms Pinalia dasypus (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1870 drawing fide; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing good/photo fide

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