Eria maingayi Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Pinalia

Inflorescence Photos by Ben Ooi

Type Drawing Drawing by Hooker Icones 21 1890

Part Shade Warm

Common Name Maingay's Eria [English Surgeon and Orchid Enthusiast in India 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia at elevations aound 500 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, cylindrical, tapering towards the apex, thick, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, rather thick, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on towards the apex of the pseudobulb, erect, 2" [5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pinalia maingayi (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 21 Hooker 1891 drawing fide; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaysia Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Minaiture Orchids Northern 1980; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide;

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