Australian orchid expert David Banks flashed the slide and said, "I bet nobody knows this one". There was silence, except for one guy that would know the name, Paul Gripp, saying "eria coronaria
", having recently seen the exact picture on the cover of one of David's Australian periodicals. It has been a longtime resident at SBOE, our plant coming from the Sikkim Himalayas. Striking blood colored markings, and faint yellow, on the lip of this white flower. Temperature Tolerant. September - November blooming. Species from India.
Orchid of the Day: October 6, 2012