Eria ferruginea var. assamica
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The MIOS Journal is always seeking new authors to write articles and book reviews on any aspect of orchids, be it scientific, horticultural, or popular. If interested in writing for the journal, or if you wish to submit an article for possible publication, please contact the editor.
También publicaremos artículos en español. Si Ud. ha escrito un artículo que tiene algo de ver con las orquídeas y lo quiere publicar, pongase en contacto con el editor.
[ Articles ]
"Eria ferruginea Lindl var. assamica (Orchidaceae): A new variety from Assam, North East India", Khyanjeet Gogoi, Raju Das, and Rajendra Yonzone
Eria ferruginea Lindley. Digital Photo: 25-Apr-11, K. Gogoi.
The genus Eria Lindl. is one of the larger polymorphic genera of the family Orchidaceae. John Lindley established this genus in 1825 in the Botanical Register. The name for the genus Eria [based on E. stellata (now E. javanica)] is derived from the Greek erion (erion. wool) and refers to the woolly hairs on the inflorescence and flowers.continued...
[ Book Reviews ]
"Book Review: Wild Orchids of Tinsukia District of Assam, North East India", R J Ferry
The district of Tinsukia, in the extreme northeastern part of India, covers an area of 3790 square kilometers (about 1463 sq. miles). By way of comparison, particularly for Texas readers of the MIOS Journal, Tinsukia is larger than Victoria County (2302 sq. km) and a little smaller than Hidalgo County (4100 sq. km.). However, the climate of Tinsukia is tropical/subtropical and although it is more or less a valley, it is sandwiched between the mountainous Arunchal Pradesh foothills of the Himalayan Range and mountains eastward in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.continued...