Eria mysorensis Lindl. 1858 SECTION Pinalia

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Fragrant Full Shade WarmCool Summer MIDFall

Common Name The Mysore Eria [a former kingdom of India]

Flower Size

Found in southern India in the Western Ghats in semi-evergreen forests at elevations above 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with thick, reddish-brown pseudobulbs carrying 3-5, moderately long, oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer through mid fall on 1 to 2, drooping, axillary many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Eria pubescens Wight 1851; Pinalia mysorensis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as E pubescens Wight drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as E pubescens; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 not = Eria lasiopetala; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 as Pinalia mysorensis