Eria elegans is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in B.Seemann in 1868. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Phreatia elegans.
ORIGIN: Found in India, Sri Lanka, Assam and the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 2000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a stout, more or less pseudobulbous stem carrying 1 to 3, linear-oblong to oblanceolate, obtuse to retuse, disitichous, narrowing below inot the sessile base leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect to arching, glabrous, lateral, 4 to 6.8 [10 to 17 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with distant, lanceolate, acute bracts and ovate-oblong to obovate-oblong, acuminate, single veined floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.08 inches [2 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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