Eria ovata Lindl. 1844

SECTION Polyura Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Inflorescence

Plant and inflorescence

inflorescence Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Ovate Eria - In Japan Ryukyu-seki-koku - Osima-seki-koku - In China Da Jiao Tong

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi, New Guinea and the Philippines in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect pseudobulbs carrying up to 4, linear-oblong to oblong lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 9.2" [to 23 cm] long, arising from the top of the pseudobulb, to 45 flowered inflorescence and carrying unpleasantly scented flowers

Synonyms Eria bidentata Nakai 1920; Eria bontocensis Ames 1913 publ. 1914; Eria elmeri Ames 1905; Eria luchuensis Yatabe 1892; Eria merrillii Ames 1907; Eria nudicaulis Hayata 1912; Eria ovata var. retroflexa (Lindl.) Garay & H.R.Sweet 1974; Eria racemosa Leav. 1909; Eria retroflexa Lindl. 1859; Pinalia ovata (Lindl.) W.Suarez & Cootes 2009; Pinalia retroflexa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 as E elmeri; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 as E retroflexa; Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam Hayata 1912 as E merrillii; Studie in the Familly Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as E bontodensis; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as E elmeri; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as E racemosa; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as E retroflexa; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as E merrillii ; The Orchids Of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing ok; The Orchids Of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 as E ovata var retroflexa drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Eria ovata var retroflexa; The Orchids Of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as Eria ovata var retroflexa photo? ; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Pinalia ovata; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia ovata photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia retroflexa photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as E elmeri; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as E luchensis; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Pinalia retroflexa; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Eria bontocensis; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Eria merrillii; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Eria nudicaulis; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Eria racemosa; The Wild Orchids of Taiwam Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide;

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