Eria nana A.Rich. 1841 SECTION Conchidium Drawing by P. F. Fyson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold Summer Fall

Common Name The Tiny Eria [refers to the size of the plant]

Flower Size .025" [1 mm]

Found in southern India at elevations of 1600 to 2175 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with round, flattened pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, oblanceolate, acuminate, narrowing below into the sessle base leaves that blooms inthe summer and fall on an erect, terminal, filiform, flexuous-zigzag, short to long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying secund to subsecund, well spaced, greenish yellow flowers with cymbiform, triangular, shortly acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

CAUTION I cannot be sure of this determination so please use with caution!!!!

Synonyms Conchidium nanum (A.Rich.) Brieger 1981; Eria brevilinguis (J.Joseph & V.Chandras.) Bajrach. & K.K.Shrestha 2009; Eria muscicola var. brevilinguis J.Joseph & V.Chandras. 1976; Eria muscicola var. ponmudiana M.Mohanan & A.N.Henry 1986; Eria nana var. brevilinguis (J.Joseph & V.Chandras.) Agrawala & H.J.Chowdhery 2009; Pinalia nana (A.Rich.) Kuntze 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Conchidium nanum photo plant only

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