Bundled Eria
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Bundled Eria
P Native Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Bundled Eria
Botanical name: Pinalia acervata    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Eria acervata, Dendrobium seriatum, Eria poilanei

Bundled Eria is a a miniature to small sized orchid dwelling on trees, with ellipsoid to flask-like, grooved, flattened when closely clustered pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5, inverted-lanceshaped-flaccid, blunt to pointed, pale green, many nerved leaves. Inflorescences are 1-3, 3-6 cm long, 4-7-flowered; axis hairless; floral bracts ovate or ovate-lanceshaped, 0.5-1 cm, margin sparsely finely toothed, tip long tapering. Flowers are white, sepals tinged green at tip, lip yellow; flower-stalk and ovary about 1 cm. Dorsal sepal narrowly ovate, about 6 x 2 mm, 5-veined, tapering; lateral sepals sickle shaped-lanceshaped, about 7 x 5-6 mm, tapering. Petals are lanceshaped, about 6 x 2 mm, blunt; lip broadly wedge-shaped in outline, about 7 x 6 mm, base attached to column foot at a right angle, 3-lobed; lateral lobes sickle shaped-oblong, about 2 mm wide; mid-lobe round, about 3 x 3 mm; disk with 3 keeled lamellae from base to middle of mid-lobe. Column is about 3 mm; foot about 4 mm. Capsules are narrowly cylindric, about 2.7 x 0.4 cm. Bundled Eria is found in Eastern Himalaya, from Nepal to NE India, China and Indo-China, at altitudes of 600-1500 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Manipur.

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