Eria reticosa Wight 1851 SECTION Conchidium Drawing by Som Deva & H.B.Naithani and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrant Part Shade LATER Summer THROUGH EARLIEST Spring

Common Name The Netted Eria [refers to the net like sheath enveloping the pseudobulb]

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in southern India as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with disc-like pseudobulbs enveloped by a net like sheath carrying 2, deciduous, with the flowers, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer through earliest spring on an erect, wiry, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a broadly cordate, pale brown-purple floral bract and carrying strongly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Conchidium reticosum (Wight) Ormerod 2012; Pinalia reticosa (Wight) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide;

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