Eria rhodoptera Rchb.f. 1882 SECTION Pinalia

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Glen Ladnier

Illustration 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;