Tiny-Lip Eria
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Tiny-Lip Eria
ative Photo: Pradnyavant Mane
Common name: Tiny-Lip Eria
Botanical name: Conchidium microchilos    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Eria microchilos, Dendrobium microchilos

Tiny-Lip Eria is an epiphytic orchid with pseudobulbs compressed, about 4 mm in diameter, often sheathed. Leaves are 2 or 3, 2-2.5 x 0.5 cm, inverted-lanceshaped, tip apiculate, stalkless. Flowers are borne in zigzag racemes up to 5 cm long, at stem ends, bracts about 2 mm, long-pointed. Flowers are white, about 6 mm, sepals lanceshaped, about 5 x 2.5 mm, petals 4 x 2 mm, lanceshaped, lip 3 x 1 mm, base clawed, disc with two linear calli at base, distal end crenulate. Tiny-Lip Eria is found in Southern Western Ghats. Flowering: July-August.

Identification credit: Pradnyavant Mane Photographed in Matheran, Maharashtra.

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