Eria pudica Ridl. 1896 SECTION Xiphosium

Photo by Kurt Keller

Another Flower ??

Photo by Eric Hunt


Photo by Art Vogel

Part Shade Hot Warm LATE Spring

Common Name The Modest Eria - In China Xian Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in the Yunnan province of China, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Malaysia and Borneo in mangroves and near rivers on or near to the ground at elevations of 400 to 800 as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a noded, cylindrical, apically narrowing pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, widest in the upper part, narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a basal, erect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bryobium pudicum (Ridl.) Y.P.Ng & P.J.Cribb 2005; Eria hindei Summerh.1932; Eria monophylla Schltr. 1906;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as E hindei drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood & Beaman 1993 as E monophylla; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Bryobium pudicum; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Bryobium pudicum photos hmm; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Bryobium pudicum drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as Bryobium pudicum photo fide; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Bryobium pudicum photo fide;