Eria earine Ridl. 1915 SECTION Urostachya

Plant and Flowers Photos by Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Earina-Like Eria [An Orchid Genus occuring in the Pacific]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Sumatra at low elevations around 50 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, thin becoming thicker and clavate towards the apex stems carrying towards the apex, to 4, narrowly lanceolate, obliquely acute, fleshy leaves that blooms on about 3, erect, dense, cylindrical, finely hairy, peduncle thin, 1.6" to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, 4.8 to 6.5" [12 to 15.5 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eria oberoniiflora J.J.Sm. 1920; Urostachya earine (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 not = Eria cepifolia; The Orchids of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;