Eria polystachya A.Rich. 1841 SECTION Pinalia

TYPE drawing by A Richard and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Drawing

Drawing by J Joseph

Part shadeCoolColdSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Eria

Flower Size

Found in southern India in semi-evergreen forests at elevations around 1950 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with caespitose, oblong, subcylindric, wrinkled, basal nodes longer, uipper nodes congested pseudobulbs carrying 5 to more, narrowly lanceolate-elliptic to oblong, unequal in size, basally articulate, obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, short, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, dense, axillary, apically pubescent inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, reflexed, longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying light yellow to creamy white flowers

Synonyms Pinalia polystachya (A.Rich.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 as Pinalia polystachya