Eria graminifolia Lindl.1859 SECTION Pinalia


Photo by Karl Senghas, Drawing by R Pantling and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeCold LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Grass-Like Leaved Eria - In China He Yi Ping Lan

Flower Size .4" to 1/2" [1 to 1.3 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal and Myanmar on cliffs and trees at elevations of 2000 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with narrowly cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 6, linear-lanceolate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, acuminate, narrowing into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on 2 to 3, apical, erect, racemose, glandular-pubescent, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 12 cm] long, laxly 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, apical margins fimbriate floral bracts.

Synonyms Pinalia graminifolia (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; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo hmm; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Pinalia graminifolia; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Pinalia graminifolia photo fide;