Eria copelandii Leav. 1909 SECTION Pinalia Lindley

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Fragrance Part Sun CoolSpring

Common Name Copeland's Eria - In China Tai Wan Ping Lan

Flower Size1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Taiwan and the Philippines in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1500 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold gowing epiphyte with slender, often branching cylindric, often slightly dilated towards the apex stems carrying 4 to 6, lanceolate, attenuate to articulate, subacute apically leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, subterminal, usually pendulous, reddish brown, tomentose, 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with green, curved, elliptic to lanceolate, hairy becoming glabrous, subacute floral bracts and carrying slightly fragrant flowers

Some references put Eria tomentosiflora as a synonym of this species but I have left it and its synonyms separate.

Synonyms Eria copelandii var. fusiformis Leav. 1909; Eria plicatilabella Hayata 1914; Pinalia copelandii (Leav.) W.Suarez & Cootes 2009; Pinalia copelandii var. fusiformis (Leav.) W.Suarez & Cootes 2009;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo plant only; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as E copelandii var fusiformis; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Pinalia copelandii;