Eria floribunda Lindl. 1828 SECTION Urostachya TYPE for the Section Photo by NT Gerald and The RV Orchidtalk Website

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flowers

Inflorescence Photos by Abiom and The Orchids of Pennisular Malaysia Website

Part shade WarmColdSpring

Common Name Floriferous Eria - In China Ni Mao Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [55 mm]

Found in Myanmar, penninsular Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysian penninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines in primary montane forests as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte on large trees along streams at elevations of 500 to 2400 meters with erect, stem-like, narrowly ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 5, apical, linear-lanceolate to elliptic, acute, soft leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 8" [20 cm] long, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence that arise, several at a time, from the nodes on the upper half of the pseudobulb.

Plant in a pot with medium fine bark and treefern mix and give bright shade with a regular weekly fertilizing while growing and a lessening when not.

Synonyms Eria euryantha Schltr. 1911; Eria giungii Guillaumin 1953; Eria leucostachya Lindl. 1848; Eria subaliena Gagnep. 1930; Pinalia floribunda (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Trias floribunda (Lindl.) Mason, Burmah 1860; Urostachya euryantha (Schltr.) Brieger 1981; Urostachya floribunda (Lindl.) F.G.Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Urostachya floribunda photo good; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Urostachya euryantha drawing good; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo ok; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 as Urostachya floribunda; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Mycaranthes floribunda; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Mycaranthes floribunda drawing hmm; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Mycaranthes floribunda photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Native Philippine Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia floribunda photo good;

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