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Eria is a large genus of orchids with more than 500 species distributed in China, the Himalayas, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.[3][4]

Eria javanica OrchidsBln0906.jpg
Eria javanica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochileae
Subtribe: Eriinae
Genus: Eria
Type species
Eria stelata
  • Aeridostachya (Hook. f.) Brieger
  • Aporodes (Schltr.) W.Suarez & Cootes
  • Ceratium Blume
  • Cylindrolobus (Blume) Brieger
  • Cymboglossum (J.J.Sm.) Brieger, nom. inval.
  • Dendrolirium Blume
  • Erioxantha Raf.
  • Exeria Raf.
  • Forbesina Ridl.
  • Gunnarorchis Brieger
  • Octomeria D.Don, nom. illeg.
  • Trichosia Blume[1]
  • Trichosma Lindl.
  • Xiphosium Griff.
Eria lasiopetala was formerly in Epidendrum


Selected speciesEdit


Formerly placed hereEdit

Several former Eria species have been recategorized in other genera:[6][7]


  1. ^ Trichosia Blume in Germplasm Resources Information Network
  2. ^ Synonyms of Eria Lindl. in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, overview, Eria
  4. ^ Flora of China, v 25 p 343, 毛兰属 mao lan shu, Eria
  5. ^ "Eria". The Plant List. v1.
  6. ^ Endemic orchids of the Philippines 2009 J.Cootes
  7. ^ "The Plant List".

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