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White Eria   
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White Eria
ative Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: White Eria
Botanical name: Eria alba    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Octomeria alba, Pinalia leucantha

White Eria is a warm to cold growing epiphytic orchid. Pseudobulbs are not elongating. Leaves are 3-5, narrow, strongly nerved. Bracts are lanceshaped , sepals are 1.2-1.9 cm long, ovate-lanceshaped, 3-5 nerved hairless. Petals are linear-oblong 3-nerved, lip oblong broadly clawed, side lobes about the middle pointing forward, blunt, midlobe circular, disk with usually 2 thick obtuse ridges between the side lobes and a slender mesial one on the rough midlobe , column short. White Eria is found in western Himalayas, eastern Himalayas and Nepal at elevations of 1400-2000 m.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal
Photographed in Mandi Distt, Himachal Pradesh.
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