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Eria fastigatifolia - big plant, small flower

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ntgerald, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. ntgerald

    ntgerald Member

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    Found in the Philippines at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, canes enveloped by leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying in the upper half, several, grasslike, acute, linear basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on many short to 1.6" [4 cm] long, , 9 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.
    (From IOSPE).
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    Once more, I had to call for help from Jim Cootes to identify this plant.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks. I keep buying Eria species 'cause some of them are so wonderful. Unfoturnately, not all fall into that category. The big plant/little flower types are interesting, but only if you aren't limited by greenhouse space. Is this growing in your garden?
     
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    Yes. It is in a pot, more than three feet tall.