Eria pellipes Reichb.f.ex Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Strongyleria

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn.


Common Name The Furry Foot Eria

Flower Size .7" [1.7 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Thailand and Sumatra in lower montane ridge forests at elevations around 400 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with almost globose pseudobulbs and carrying a single, terete, fleshy leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a terminal, 3/4" [2.2 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered, purple with white pubescence inflorescence carrying fragrant, fleshy, pubescent flowers.

Synonyms Campanulorchis pellipes (Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) Y.P.Ng & P.J.Cribb 2005 ; Eria jacobsonii J.J.Sm. 1917; Eria taluensis J.J.Sm. 1920; Eria teretifolia Griff. 1851; Pinalia pellipes (Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria tereteifolia; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Eria teretifolia; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 71 1-30 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VII Seidenfaden 1976 as Eria teretifoliadrawing fide; drawing fide; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as E jacobsonii; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as E taluensis photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 3 2002 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Campanulorchis pellipes photo ok; A To Z of the South East Asian Orchid Species O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Campanulorchis pellipies drawing ok/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Compendium of Minaiature Orchid Species Geristsen & Parsons 2013 as Campanulorchis pellipes photo fide