Eria excavata Lindl. 1830 SECTION Pinalia

Photo by Martin Epicphal and the Flickr Photo Website

Part ShadeCoolColdSummer

Common Name The Hollowed Eria - In China Fan Bao Ping Lan

Flower Size .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, the eastern Himalayas and Nepal in warm forests on hillsides at elevations of 1000 to 2330 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with cylindrical, tapering at each end, rugose pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, membraneous, many veined, gradually narrowing below into the grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect to slightly decurved, reddish pubescent, 1 to 4" [2.5 to 10 cm] long, racemose, laxly 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with long-acuminate, lanceolate, glabrous floral bracts

Synonyms Eria flava var. rubida Lindl. 1859; Eria sphaerochila Lindl.1859; Pinalia excavata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Pinalia excavata; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Pinalia excavata photo fide;