Eria laniceps Rchb.f. 1863 SECTION Dendrolirium

Side View of Flower

Plant and FlowersPhotos by Kurt Keller

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Assam?, the eastern Himalayas?, Myanmar and Thailand as a small sized epiphyte with ovate pseudobulbs carrying 3 apical, linear to linear-spathulate, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on 2 from each side for a total of 4, erect to arching, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eria elongata Lindl. 1858; Eria laniceps monstr. advena Rchb.f. 1870; Pinalia lobbii Kuntze 1891; Trias elongata Mason 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005