Eria nutans Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 26(Misc.): 83 (1840)

Name meaning 'nodded, or bended'.

Ceratostylis beccariana Kraenzl.
Pinalia nutans (Lindl.) Kuntze
Trichosma nutans (Lindl.) Brieger

A medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with stem like, elongate, somewhat thickened apically pseudobulbs enveloped basally by semi-tubular, acute, brown sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a single flowered inflorescence arising from above the leaves at the apex ot the stem and has a dull pink floral bract.

Growing up to 1500 m elevation.


Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

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