Eria occidentalis Seidenf. 1982

Drawing by Som Deva & H.B.Naithani and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade CoolSummer

Common Name The Western Eria [refers to the location of the species in the western Himalayas]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found within Uttarakhand in the western Himalayas at elevations arounf 1500 meters as miniature to small sized, col growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2 elliptical, acute at both ends leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, few to several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015