Eria vittata Lindl. 1859 SECTION Trichosma

Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Common Name The Striped Eria - In China Tiao Wen Mao Lan

Flower Size .65" [1.7 cm]

Found in Xizang and Yunnan provinces of China, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand in woodlands with light shade at elevations of 1660 to 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with distant to clustered, ovoid-conical to cylindric pseudobulbs partially enveloped by unequal brown sheaths and carrying 2, elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, tapering below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a racemose, terminal, decurved, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, densely many flowered, glabrous inflorescence with minute, triangular, persistent floral bracts and carrying strongly fragrant, glabrous flowers

Synonyms Pinalia vittata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

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