Eria profusa Lindl. 1841 SECTION Pinalia 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 Warm LATE winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Profuse Eria [refers to the quantity of flowers]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered oval pseudobulbs enveloped basally by papery, dry sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an arching, to 15" [37.5 cm] long, many [70] flowered, brown pubescent, light green inflorescence.

Synonyms Pinalia profusa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 3 2002 photo Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia profusa photo good;