Eria pulverulenta Guillaumin 1955 SECTION Dendrolirium

Photo by Charles Marden Fitch


Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Dusted Eria [refers to the fine hairs on many parts of this orchid]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Vietnam as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with globose to squat ovoid, puberulent pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, in youth puberulent, in maturity less so, oblong, unequally bilobed apically , narrowing below into an elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, puberulent, 8" [20 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence carrying nodding flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #2 2009 photo fide