Eria exilis Hook.f., Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 19: t. 2074 1891. (syn. Eria chandrasekharanii (Bhargavan & C.N.Mohanan) C.S.Kumar & Manilal; Eria minima Blatt. & McCann; Pinalia exilis (Hook.f.) Kuntze;
As per efi thread :
Here’s is the key from Dr. Almeida’s flora : pg 42, Vol V-A
Eria Lindl. (nom.cons.)
1.Flowers solitary on slender scapes E. reticosa
1.Flowers in racemes or spikes——————————————————————2
2. Inflorescence tomentose E. pubescens
2. Inflorescence glabrous———————————————————————3
3. Small plants less than 10 cm high; leaves less than 8 cm long; sepals and petals greenish-yellow—–4
4. Plants leafless at flowering time E. exilis
4. Plants leafy at flowering time; scape straight——————————-5
5. Margins of sepals entire; lip ovate-lanceolate E. conrardii
5. Margins of sepals ciliate with minute gland-tipped hairs; lip pandurate E. microchilos
3.Plant exceeding 10 cm high; leaves 10-20 cm long; sepals and petals whiteE. mysorensis
Another Orchid : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Another Orchid picture I took at Amboli on 2nd Aug.,2009 when I was with Nature India for a trail.
This also at 1 metre , and 0.5 metre ht. from ground level on trees
Please give ID
Can you please post a picture in which the stem/pseudo-bulb is visible?
Check the bulb. If the bulb are perfectly conical shaped, slightly inflated then it sud be Eria exilis. I fht ebulb is button shaped with white linings on the surfae then it is Porpax reticulata
unid orchid from Amboli – Aug 2010_SSN : Attachments (2). 7 posts by 5 authors.
3rd orchid for id, again from Amboli, Western ghats of Maharashtra.
Pics taken in the 1st week of Aug 2010.
This is confusing. Do you closeup of pseudobulbs at the base? or wait for it to flower.
This seems like Eria exilis Hook.f. but can be confirmed only after flowering. The flowering season for this species is November to January and leaves are completely absent during flowering.
I agree with … on E. exilis. The leaf size of below 3 cm would confirm the ID. The shape, colour and the texture of the leaf do indicate ID as suggsted by …
Thanks a lot …, I kept thinking but I know you cant be wrong!!
thanx very much for the identification in spite of inadequate info.
Does anyone has the photos of it flower ?? Kindly share
Orchidaceae fortnight ..Eria exilis : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 4 authors.
TSPOCT2015-18: Images of Eria exilis shared. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
It is my pleasure to share a few images of this extremely tiny orchid, Eria exilis (Orchidaceae)
Habit: Epiphytic on moss-covered tree trunks.
Habitat: Evergreen forests.
Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl .
Very pretty and interesting. Let it open the flowers….
TSP-OCT2016-14-452:Images of Eria exilis (Orchidaceae) :
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Presenting few images of Eria exilis (Orchidaceae)
Sighting:Near Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1100 msl
Date:09-09-2015 and 04-03-2016
Thanks, … I think you have posted maximum no. of orchids after …
This is very interesting. Thanks a lot for sharing.