Eria stricta Lindl. 1821 SECTION Pinalia Lindley Photo by Lourens Grobler

Photo by Oak Hill Gardens Orchid Website

Another Inflorescence Photo by A & K Petrzelka

Plant and Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Part shade HotCoolFall MIDSpring

Common Name The Rigid Eria - In China E Bai Ping Lan

Flower Size .1" [2 to 4 mm]

Found in Nepal, upper India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand and southern China in subtropical valleys at elevations of 300 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with crowded, cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped basally by fibrous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblong-elliptic, acute, grooved and shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through mid spring on an erect, apically axillary, racemose, usually secund, densely many flowered, glabrous, 3 to 8" [7.5 to 20 cm] long inflorescence with ovate, acute, glabrous floral bracts.

Synonyms Eria secundiflora Griff. 1851; Mycaranthes stricta (Lindl.) Lindl. 1830; Octomeria secunda Wall. ex Lindl. 1830; Pinalia stricta (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Cymboglossum strictum? photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 as Eria striata photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo good; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Pinalia stricta; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Pinalia stricta drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Pinalia stricta photos ok; A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 as Pinalia stricta photo fide;

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