Eria szetschuanica Schltr. 1922 SECTION Pinalia Lindl. 1830

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Common Name The Sichuan Eria - in China Ma Chi Ping Lan

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Guangdong, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China on rocks along valleys at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing lithophyte with close set, in a row, oblong, slightly curved pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, apical, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse apically, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on 1 to 2, subterminal,shorter than the leaves, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, provided with small basal sheths, rachis often brown villous, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Eria lochongensis C.L.Tso 1933; Pinalia szetschuanica (Schltr.) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Pinalia Szetchuanica photo fide;