Porpax meirax (Parish & Rchb. f.) King & Pantl. 1898


Common Name The Enchanting Porpax

Flower Size about 1/2" [1.25 cm]

A dwarf epiphytic or lithophytic, warmgrowing orchid that is found in India, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations og 500 to 800 meters with turbinate, clustered pseudobulbs with reticulate, dry basal sheaths carring 2, apical, elliptic-oblong, acute, petiolate leaves arising after it blooms in the summer and fall with a solitary flower arising from the leafless apex of the pseudobulb.

Synonyms *Cryptochilus meirax Parish & Rchb. f. 1874; Eria meirax (Parish & Rchb. f.) N.E. Br. 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Eria meirax; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok;