Many-Spike Eria
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Many-Spike Eria
P Native Photo: P.S. Sivaprasad
Common name: Many-Spike Eria
Botanical name: Pinalia polystachya    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Eria polystachya

Many-Spike Eria is an orchid growing on trees. which blooms with multiple spiked of flowers. Pseudobulb is 2-3 cm long, covered with sheaths. Leaves are 13-16 x 2 cm, oblong, pointed. Flowers are yellowish, in 10-15 cm long, many-flowered racemes at branch ends. Dorsal sepal is 7.1 x 1.2 cm, linear-lanceshaped, pointed, 3-veined; lateral sepals 6 x 1-2 cm, sickle shapedly ovate-lanceshaped, pointed, 3-veined; lip 3 x 0.8-1 mm, oblong, lanceshaped, subpointed, disc with 2 ridges at base, 3-veined. Many-Spike Eria is endemic to Southern Western Ghats.

Identification credit: P.S. Sivaprasad Photographed in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.

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