Eria pachyphylla Aver. 2002 SECTION Pinalia


Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Chu Xuan Canh and The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Part shade HotWarm to Spring

Common Name The Broad Leaved Eria in China Hou Ye Ping Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Guangxi and Yunnan provinces of China, Laos and Vietnam on tree trunks or rocks at elevations of 300 to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with cylindric, several noded pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, apical, thickly coriaceous, narrowly oblong leaves that blooms in the spring on a solitary, racemose, usually arising from the middle of the stem, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, densely brown tomentose, many flowered inflorescence with large, brown to yellow green floral bracts.

Synonyms Eria crassifolia Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen 1994; Pinalia pachyphylla (Aver.) S.C. Chen & J.J. Wood 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 photo fide as Eria crassifolia; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 as E crassifolia photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as E crassifolia photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Pinalia pachyphylla; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Pinalia pachyphylla photo fide;