Eria microchilos (Dalzell) Lindl. 1858 SECTION Conchidium

Photo by Snonymous8 and the Flickr Photo Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Small Lip Eria

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in southern India in moist-deciduous forests and semi-evergreen forests as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with disc-like pseudobulbs enveloped by a net like sheath carrying 2 to 3, deciduous, with the flowers, oblanceolate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, slender, filiform, 1.2 to 3" [3 to 7.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Conchidium microchilos (Dalzell) Rauschert 1983; *Dendrobium microchilos Dalzell 1851; Eria tiagii Manilal, C.S.Kumar & J.J.Wood 1984; Porpax microchilos (Dalzell) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 as Conchidium microchilos photo ok;