Eria pulla Schltr. 1911 SECTION Urostachya

Side View of Flowers

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrant Part Shade Warm Cold LATE Fall

Common Name The Dark Eria

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in Sulawesi in montane forests and coffee plantations at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid to cylindro-conical pseudobulbs enveloped by sheaths carrying 2 apical, distictly petiolate base, thin, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to rarely 2, lateral, erect to spreading to arching, white haired, 1.8 to to 4.8" [4.5 to 12 cm] long, moderately spaced to crowded, simultaneously to 30 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that sometimes are sweet scented.

Synonyms Aeridostachya pulla (Schltr.) Brieger 1981; Bryobium pullum (Schltr.) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Aeridostachya pulla drawing good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 2018 as Pinalia pulla drawing/photo fide;

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