Eria phreatiopsis [P.O'Byrne, J.J.Verm. & P.K.F.Leong] in ed. SECTION Urostachya

plant and flowers

Photos by Art Vogel

Common Name The ? Eria

Flower Size .22" [5.5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in montane forests along roadsides at elevations around 1900 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, ovoid to ovoid-fusiform, tapering towards the apex, slightly compressed, fleshy, dark green, 3 to 5 internoded, shallowly sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped completely by triangular, persistent, attenuate, acute, red brown sheaths and carrying 3, apical, narrowly linear, green, fleshy, acute, without a petiole leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 3 per pseudobulb, lateral, emerging from the nodes, erect to arching, peduncle .68 to 1.4" [1.7 to 3.5 cm] long, pale green to yellow green, glabrous, provided with 4 to 5 red brown basal bracts and another midway, rachis 5 to 5.4" [12.5 to 13.5 cm] long, glabrous, densely, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblong-triangular, distal margins with scattered small teeth, tip exterior with tooth-like hairs, blunt to obtuse, yellowish green, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, wide spreading, glabrous flowers.

Synonyms *Pinalia phreatiopsis P.O'Byrne, J.J.Verm. & P.K.F.Leong 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 2018 as Pinalia kawengica in ed. photo/drawing fide