Eria merguensis Lindl. 1858 SECTION Secundae Photos by Avishek Bhattacharjee and Eria Merguensis: A New Addition to the Indian Flora


Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Tripetch and The Trekking Thai Website

Part shade Hot Cool Winter

Common Name The Mergui Eria [refers to the Mergui Islands of Myanmar where the species occurs]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Myanmar and Thailand at sea level to 400 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with cylindric, tapering towards the apex stems carrying 3, apical, elliptic, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 7" [17.5 cm] long, laxly below densely above, many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are pubescent on the back side

Synonyms Mycaranthes merguensis (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Pinalia merguensis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Trias merguensis (Lindl.) Mason 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids in Thailand Vadhanaphuti 2005 photo fide