Eria pauciflora Wight 1851 Photo by K S Seshadri and The India Nature Watch Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by P.S. Sivaprasad and The Flowers of India Website

Part shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Few Flowered Eria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern India at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters high in the canopy as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with a at first narrow cylindrical becoming clavate above stem carrying 2, oblong, narrow,articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, short, 1 to 3 flwoered inflorescence arising through a tube like sheath and carrying long pedicellate flowers with ovate lanceoalte floral bracts.

Synonyms Pinalia nilgherensis Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Wight, R., Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis, vol. 5(1) 1846