Eria polyura Lindl. 1841 SECTION Polyura TYPE for the Section

Photo by Ronnie Boos and RV Orchid Talk Website


Photo courtesy of Purification Orchids and Their Philippine Orchid Website

Another Inflorescence

Photo courtesy of David Banks, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Full Shade Hot Cool Fall winter Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Many Tailed Eria [refers to the many pendent inflorescence]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations of 60 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, sprawling, hot to cool growing epiphyte or semi-terrestrial with somewhat club-shaped pseudobulbs carrying to 5, lanceolate, shiny leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendulous, to 4" [10 cm] long, many [40] flowered inflorescence arising from the upper portion of the plant

Synonyms Pinalia polyura (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia polyura photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Pinalia polyura;