Eria elata Hook. f. 1848 SECTION Pinalia

Photo by H S Yong

Common Name The Grand Eria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only in Malaysia in highlands as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, fleshy, thick, flattened, elongate stem with 3 to 5, foliaceous, yellowish green sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, stalked, oblong to oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on 1 to 2, axillary, erect, long pedunculate, 16.8" [42 cm] long overall, several flowered inflorescence with large, conspicuous, ovate to broadly lanceoalte, acute, green flushed with purple floral bracts.

CAUTION ALL Photos on the net are not this species. The true E elata has a trilobed lip apex and is not acute!!!!!!!!!!! The Photo above is absolutely correct!!!!!!!

Synonyms Pinalia elata (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing Fide [this drawing is correct!] fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide;