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Is this an Eria? Any guess at the species?

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Ricardo, May 21, 2014.

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  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I brought this from a roadside garden deep in the exotic heartlands of San Sebastian del Pepino, for the princely sum of $5. It didn't have flowers or label but it was too good a bargain to let pass. I have no clue what species it is.
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It looks like Eria hyacinthoides but I don't know if that species has a pink form.

    What a deal for $5 ! I will have to look up San Sebastian del Pepino to see where it is.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    It's in the interior of Puerto Rico. Sometimes, in farmer markets and flea markets you can come across people selling divisions of their orchids. Most of the time all they have is pretty common, but on rare ocassions you can find a gem.
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    This I resume is mini plant? Eria for sure and for sure not hyacinthoides ;-)

    for me remind Eria tridens so maybe aff Eria tridens for a start... untill someone will have better clue.
     
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    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    Way cute!
     
  6. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    It seems to be Eria spicata
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    very similar, some online spicata pictures looks really same.. ;-)
     
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    Very nice. Do Eria have very thin brown/rust colored hairy roots? I had a noid last year that had this type of growth and pseudobulbs were 3 to 4 inches with 3 inch leaves. Stringy papery bracts rust brown and the green of the plant had a bluish tint to it. Any ideas?