Eria globulifera Seidenf. 1982 SECTION Pinalia

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Pierre Bonnet from the Orchis project website

Common Name The Sphere Carrying Eria [refers to the inflorescence shape]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar?, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 600-1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on shady cliffs with erect, cylindric stems carrying to 4, elliptic, acute, many nerved, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on 1 to 2, axillary, short, globose, densely many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Campanulorchis globifera photo fide; *Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo not = another species; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo hmm