Eria obvia W.W.Sm. 1915 SECTION Pinalia

Photo courtesy by Li Jianwu

Part ShadeWarmCoolSpringSummer

Common Name The Obvious Eria - In China Chang Bao Ping Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan, southwestern Guangxi and Hainan provinces of China on trees or in dry open rocky situations on lava-bed at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with closely spaced, subfusiform pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, apical, elliptic to obovate-lanceolate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a 6" [15 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pinalia obvia (W.W.Sm.) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 photo ok; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Hainan Island Wild Orchid illustrations 2005 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo type plant; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Pinalia obvia; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Pinalia obvia drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Pinalia obvia photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Pinalia obvia photo fide;