Eria pulchella Lindl. 1828 SECTION Tylostylis

Side Flower View


Photo by Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

Plant in situ in Sarawak, Borneo

Photo by André Schuiteman, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part sunHot toWarmWinter to EARLY Spring

Common Name The Beautiful Eria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Java in old mangroves, and a variety of other moist forest types at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial occuring in humus, with a long, creeping rhizome giving rise to flattend oval pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4 apical, oblong, shallowly and obtusely bilobed apically leaves and blooms on 1 to 3, terminal, white pubescent, erect, to 4" [10 cm] long, several, quickly, successively single flowered [to 20] inflorescence with the fleshy flowers held towards the apical end.

Synonyms Callostylis pulchella [Lindl.] S.C.Chen & Tsi 1984; Pinalia rigida (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Tylostylis pulchella [Lindl.] Ridl. 1915; Tyolstylis rigida sensu Ridley 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids in Burma Grant 1895/1995; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing hmm; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Callostylis pulchella; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Callostylis pulchella drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A guide to orchids of Kinabalu J J Woods 2013 photo fide;