Eria sp {genus eria, species??}

May 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

Eria sp {genus eria, species??}

Eria sp at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

The genus Eria consists of about 1,000 species but very few are cultivated. It is named after the wooly hairs on many of the flowers. Eria is distributed throughout tropical Asia, Malaysia, Australia, Polynesia and other Pacific islands. The plants grow in various habitats from the Himalayan mountains to coastal shorelines.

The genus is sympodial (lateral growth habit) and is related to Dendrobium. The flowers are small to medium size and they compensate for this by producing in prolific numbers. Individual flowers last less than a week, but they often bloom a number of times in a year.


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