Eria simplex Seidenf. 1982 SECTION Hymenaria TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Modest Eria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Thailand at elevations around 560 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, often in distinct rows, conical to conical ovoid, 2 noded pseudobulbs carrying 4 or so, towards the apex, linear to linear lanceolate, acute basally clasping leaves that blooms on an erect, brown pubescent, peduncel .2" [.5 cm] long, rachis to .4" [1 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with yellow to light brown floral bracts.

Clearly related to E concolor and E acervata but differs in the shape of the lip which is close to E trilophota but it has larger flowers without a purple lip and pedicel which this one has.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids in Thailand 2 Vadhanaphuti 2014 photo fide