Eria flavescens (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Pinalia Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescencce Photo by Vincent Wanua

Plant and Flowers Photo by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Yellowish Eria [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra in wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with .4" [1 cm] between each 3 noded, terete pseudobulb enveloped by brown sheaths and carrying 2, near the apex, deciduous, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, shortly pedunculate, reddish pubescent, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with very conspicuous floral bracts and carrying flowers with a sour smell.

Synonyms Dendrolirium flavescens Blume 1825; Eria zollingeri Rchb.f. 1857; Pinalia flavescens (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing maybe; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo no?; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;