Eria tomentosiflora Hayata 1912 SECTION Polyura

Photo by The Hoa Phong Lan Vietnam Orchids Website

Plant and Inflorescence

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Part shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Pubescent Flowered Eria

Flower Size .7" [1.75 cm]

Found in the Philippines and Taiwan in primary broadleaved forests on the underside of branches at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendulous, arising from the center of last years stem, cylindric, many branched, somewhat thickened towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6, soft-chartaceous, narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendulous, arising from under the leaf, lateral, reddish pubescent, 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with greenish, elliptic bracts.

This species sometimes is cited as a synonym of E copelandii but I have left it and its synonyms separate.

Synonyms Pinalia tomentosiflora (Hayata) W.Suarez & Cootes 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing good; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia tomentosiflora photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Pinalia tomentosiflora; The Wild Orchids of Taiwam Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide;