Eria obesa Lindl. 1830 SECTION Pinalia

Plant and Flower Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha and hisButterfly and Orchids Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Fat Eria [refers to the pseudobulb]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Assam, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, short, very stoutly clavate, silvery green, with longitudinal purple lined pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying 4 to 5, apical, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, basally clasping leaves that are absent at blooming which occurs in the summer on a few to several, lateral, sub-corymbose, puberulous, racemose, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with large, ovate, thin, entire, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Eria lindleyana Griff.1851; Eria prainii Briq. 1900; Hymeneria obesa (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Pinalia obesa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Trias obesa (Lindl.) Mason 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing/photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids in Thailand 2 Vadhanaphuti 2014 photo fide

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