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 shade

Common Name or Meaning The Eria

Flower Size

Found in southern India at elvations 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, bsally articulate, obtuse apically leaves that blooms in hte 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;