Eria tenuiflora Ridl. 1896 SECTION Polyura

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Plant with Flowers Photos courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, Jaap Vermeulen, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Delicately Flowered Eria

Flower Size 1/4" [9mm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra in heath forests on coastal plateaus at elevations of 600 to 1300 + meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeeping rhizome with 3/4" [1 cm] between each terete, smooth, three to 5 leaved stem with the narrowly lanceolate leaves towards the apex and blooms in the summer on 3 to 6, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, 25 to 40 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes in the upper 2/3's of the stem and artising from beneath the leaves with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Eria gibbsiae Rolfe 1914; Eria godefroyana Gagnep. 1930; Pinalia tenuiflora [Ridl.] J.J. Wood 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920 as Eria gibbsiae; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as E godefroyana; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as E gibbsiae; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as E gibbsiae; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 Drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Pinalia tenuiflora photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Pinalia tenuiflora;

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