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 as a small sized epiphyte with a fleshy, thick, elongate stem carrying 3, stalked, oblanceolate leaves that blooms on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long inflorescence.

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

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