Eria rhodoptera Rchb.f. 1882 SECTION Pinalia Drawing by © Fitch
Common Name The Rosy Petaled Eria
Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]
Found in The Philippines in Rizal province of Luzon, Busuanga and the Palawan Islands at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs carrying up to 4, leathery, oblong-lanceolate, nearly acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, sparsely pubescent, to 8” [20 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence with oblong, nearly obtuse, membraneous bracts.
Synonyms Eria laucheana Kraenzl. 1892; Pinalia rhodoptera (Rchb.f.) W.Suarez & Cootes 2009
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo good; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Pinalia rhodoptera photo good;