Eria rhodoptera Rchb.f. 1882 SECTION Pinalia Drawing by Fitch

Part shadeHot to Warm Winter

Common Name The Rosy Petaled Eria

Flower Size .6 [1.5 cm]

Found in The Philippines in Rizal province of Luzon, Busuanga and the Palawan Islands at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs carrying up to 4, leathery, oblong-lanceolate, nearly acute leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, sparsely pubescent, to 8 [20 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence with oblong, nearly obtuse, membraneous bracts.

Synonyms Eria laucheana Kraenzl. 1892; Pinalia rhodoptera (Rchb.f.) W.Suarez & Cootes 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo good; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia rhodoptera photo good;