Eria rhomboidalis Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 SECTION Conchidium

Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Diamond-Shaped Eria - In China Ling Chun Ge Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China on trees in sparse woods and on rock faces in low forests at elevations around 500 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with spaced, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a subterminal, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Conchidium rhomboidale (Tang & F.T.Wang) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide ; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 9 2005 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Conchidium rhombidale; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Conchidium rhombidale drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Conchidium rhombidalis photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #3 2013 photo fide; A Compendium of Minaiature Orchid Species Geristsen & Parsons 2013 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Conchidium rhomboidale photo fide;