Eria punctata J.J.Sm. 1907 SECTION Urostachya

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

Common Name The Spotted Eria

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Sabah Borneo in hill riverine forests at elevations around 500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with about .4" [1 cm] between each ovate-oblong, flattened pseudobulb enveloped by persistent, lanceolate, acute sheaths and and carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, terete, pale green, shortly hairy, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, to 8 to 11 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate basally, obtuse, glabrous, pale green floral bracts and carrying flowers that do not open widely

Synonyms Pinalia punctata [J.J.SM.] J.J.Wood 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids Of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra JB Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Pinalia punctata photo fide

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