Club-Stem Eria
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Club-Stem Eria
ative Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Club-Stem Eria
Botanical name: Eria pseudoclavicaulis    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Club-Stem Eria is an orchid growing on trees, with club-shaped stem 20-25 cm tall. Leaves are 2, 9-10 x 2.5-3 cm, elliptic-oblong, lanceshaped, pointed. Flowers are white, in 1.5-2 cm long, 2-flowered racems at branch-ends; bracts 2, 11 x 6 mm, ovate, pointed, 9-veined; dorsal sepal 15 x 6 mm, oblong-lanceshaped, blunt, 7-veined; lateral sepals 11 x 6 mm, oblong-lanceshaped, blunt, 6-veined; lip 12 x 10 mm, obovate; side lobes ovate, blunt, midlobe, round to flat; disc with longitudinal fleshy ridges. Club-Stem Eria is endemic to Southern Western Ghats. Flowering: August-September.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

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