Eria globifera Rolfe 1905 SECTION Pinalia Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougherty

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Common Name The Sphere-Shaped Eria [refers to the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Vietnam in lowland and highland, primary montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte occuring high in tall trees near streams or as a lithophyte on mossy limestone rocks with clustered to repent, globose pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, linear-oblong leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an apical, one to few flowered racemose inflorescence subtended by a brown sheath and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Campanulorchis globifera (Rolfe) Brieger 1981; Eria langbianensis Gagnep. 1930; Pinalia globifera (Rolfe) A.N.Rao 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing good; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Campanulorchis globifera photo good; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 3 2002 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Geristsen & Parsons 2013 as Campanulorchis globifera photo fide