Eria carinata Gibson 1845 SECTION Xiphosium

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Plant and Flowers

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Fragrant Part sun CoolColdFallEARLYWinter

Common Name The Keeled Eria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests at elevations of 1000 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte and occasional epiphyte, with a stout or slender rhizome carrying ovoid-oblong, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-oblong, acute, thickly coriaceous, stoutly petiolate leaf and blooms in the fall and early winter on an axillary, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with imbricate, basal, sword shaped sheaths and linear-lanceolate, equitant floral bracts as well as carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Eria fordii Rolfe 1886; Eria rosea Wall. 1828; Pinalia carinata (Gibson) Kuntze 1891; Xiphosium acuminatum Griff. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing good; A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Xiphusium acuminatum; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing good/photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Launert 1992; AOL Bulletin Vol 15 No 4 2000; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Cryptochilus carinatus photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 drawing fide;