Eria mysorensis Lindl. 1858 SECTION Pinalia Photo by Srikanth Parthasarathy and The Filibot Website

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 and prefers altitude of 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 inflorescence with manyfragrant flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as E pubescens Wight drawing good; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 not = Eria lasiopetala