Eria sutepensis Rolfe ex Downie 1925 SECTION Hymenaria Photo by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

Fragrance Deep shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Doi Sutep Eria [Mountain in Thailand]

Flower Size .7" [1.7 cm]

Found in Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in open, mossy, primary, semideciduous, mixed and coniferous forests on rocky karst limestone at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters as small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 4 apical leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 to 3, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers that have a strong mushroom smell.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing /photo ok; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vadhannaphuti 2001 photo ok; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide?