Eria perpusilla Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 SECTION Conchidium

Plant and Flowers Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

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Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand Photos by David Kuehn

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Common Name The Tiny Eria

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Myanmar and Thailand at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a warm growing terrestrial orchid with globose, erratically ribbed, grey-green pseudobulbs carrying thin, narrowly elliptic, deciduous leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring after leaf-fall on a basal, erect, dense, several to many flowered, 6 to 8 " [15 to 20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Eria brandisii King & Pantl. 1897; Eria microphyton Schltr. 1906; Gunnarorchis perpusilla (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Brieger 1981; Pinalia perpusilla (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as E microphyton; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Gunnarorchis perpusilla drawing fide; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide;p A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Wild Orchids in Thailand 2 Vadhanaphuti 2014 photo fide

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