ORCHIDA CEAE FORTNIGHT:: For id from Gori valley- NS 16 : Attachments (1 + 1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
This single image is lying with me, unidentified.. could not dare to ignore this…
Please provide id clues, if possible.. was shot from Gori valley area..

This should and Eria or Liparis. I need to see the whole plant at least. Most likely an Eria.

I am attaching one picture of this plant in full here..

This could be Eria spicata.

ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Eria spicata from Gori Valley UK BS 31 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Fortnight: Eria spicata from Gori Valley UK

Yes this should be Eria spicata.

This orchid was shot in Kali Valley at an altitude of about 1800-2000m, growing over rocks in Uttarakhand.
ID is requested.

This is Eria spicata.


ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Pinalia spicata (D.Don) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood from Uttarakhand, PKS-82 :

Attachments (1).  4 posts by 4 authors.
Pinalia spicata (D.Don) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood, in Fl. China 25: 354 (2009).
Octomeria spicata D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 31 (1825).
Eria spicata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. 7: 1353 (1936).
Eria convallarioides Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 70 (1830).
Octomeria convallarioides Wall. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 70 (1830), pro syn.
Pinalia alba Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 70 (1830), pro syn.
Eria salwinensis Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. 7: 1352 (1936).
Pinalia salwinensis (Hand.-Mazz.) Ormerod, Taiwania 56: 47 (2011).
Distribution: Himalaya to China (S. Yunnan) and Indo-China

Gorgeous Shot….


ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: 24102012-1 Orchid for id from Gori Valley BS 110 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Kindly id this Orchid shot from Gori Valley

This should be Eria spicata.

Eria spicata : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Sharing some pictures of E. spicata shot at my place (Nepal)

SK1293 16 JUL 2018- 2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)- around 500 kb each.
Location:  Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 9 July 2018
Altitude: 4000 ft.
Pinalia bipunctata (Lindl.) Kuntze  ?? Syn: Eria bipunctata Lindl.
or Eria spicata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz.
Flowers wilted in around 2 weeks.

This one looks like Eria spicata. Can you please share good pics of the stems.


SK1293 16 JUL 2018- 2 – I shall do that.

Attachments (2) – 600 kb each.

MS Sept. 2018/03 Orchidaceae for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Reiek-tlang, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 1,430 m.
Date : 07-09-2018
Habit : Epiphytic orchid
Habita : Wild

This is an Eria. Not easy to make out the species without looking at the closeup of flower from front. Most common would be Eria spicata but cant confirm.

Same sp. attached to help id

I tend to call it Eria spicata, now called Pinalia spicata.


Pinalia spicata (D.Don) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood : 9 posts by 2 authors. 7 images- 7 mb each.
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 20 July  2020
Altitude: 1300 m.

MS,July, 2022/05 Orchidaceae for id.: 1 very high res. image.
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,000 m.
Date : 19-07-2022
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Collected from Maicham H.P., and Cultivated at Aizawl.

I would call it Eria spicata.


MS, Sept.,2023/14 Eria sp. for id.: 3 images- 2 high res. images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,500 m
Date : 04-09-2023
Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild

Pinalia spicata (D.Don) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood ??

Looks like Eria spicata to me. But there are a lot of other members too with similar flowers.

Please check Pinalia bipunctata (Lindl.) Kuntze  syn : Eria bipunctata Lindl.

I think this is indeed Eria spicata!!




Tropicos  The Plant List  (Eria spicata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz. as accepted name not considered as not based on the derived records) India Biodiversity Portal  Wikipedia  Extended distribution of Eria spicata – Richardiana  IOSPE Photos

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