Eria exilis Hook.f. 1891 SECTION Conchidium

Photo by Prejith Sampath and hisSAHYADRIS Blogspot

Plant in situ Mahabaleshwar, Satara Dt., Maharashtra State India

Plant and Flowers in situ Mahabaleshwar, Satara Dt., Maharashtra State India

Photos by Antoine Le Lirzin

Type Drawing

Drawing by Hooker Icones 21 1891


Common Name The Slim Eria [refers to the inflorescence?]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in southwestern India, Sri Lanka and Thailand in semi-evergreen forests on moss laden tree trunks at elevations around 700 meters on mossy trees as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with irregularly round, strongly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, deciduous, sessile, obovate-elliptic, apiculate leaves leaf and blooms in the late summer and fall on a pendant, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Conchidium exile (Hook.f.) Ormerod 2012; Eria chandrasekharanii (Bhargavan & C.N.Mohanan) C.S.Kumar & Manilal 1968; Eria minima Blatt. & McCann 1931; Pinalia exilis (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Porpax chandrasekharanii Bhargavan & C.N.Mohanan 1982; Porpax exilis (Hook.f.) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Vol 21 part 3 Hooker 1891 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 aqs Conchidium exile photo plant only