Eria pumila Lindl. 1828 SECTION Pinalia Photos by Nancy at The Orchid Board


Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Bhaskar Bora

Part ShadeWarmcoolSpringSummer

Common Name The Dwarf Eria

Flower Size 1/8" [3 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan, Sikkim and Myanmar at elevations of 500 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species with subcylindric to clavate pseudobulbs carrying lanceolate, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, short to 1/2" [1.25 cm], pubescent, arcuate, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pinalia pumila (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok;