9. Pinalia pachyphylla (Averyanov) S. C. Chen & J. J. Wood, Fl. China. 25: 355. 2009.
厚叶苹兰 hou ye ping lan
Basionym: Eria pachyphylla Averyanov, Turczaninowia 5(4): 77. 2002; E. crassifolia Z. H. Tsi & S. C. Chen (1994), not Ridley (1915).
Rhizome stout, densely covered with membranous sheaths. Pseudobulbs oblong, 8-17 × nearly 1 cm, 1-noded, young pseudobulb arising from near middle of an old pseudobulb, apex 2-4-leaved. Leaves subsessile, oblong, 13-23 × ca. 2 cm, fleshy, base narrowed, articulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescence subterminal, ca. 24 cm, yellowish brown tomentose, many flowered; floral bracts lanceolate, 1.5-3 cm, both surfaces yellowish brown tomentose, apex acute. Flowers yellowish brown, ± fleshy; pedicel and ovary ca. as long as or shorter than floral bracts. Sepals densely yellowish brown tomentose abaxially; dorsal sepal oblong, 12-15 × 6-8 mm, 7-veined, slightly obtuse; lateral sepals subtriangular, 10-12 × 8-10 mm. Petals oblong, 12-13 × 4-5 mm, glabrous, 3-veined, obtuse; lip 5-lobed, 2 basal lobes ± auriculate; 2 lateral lobes conduplicate or subcylindric; mid-lobe recurved, oblong, truncate; disk thickened, strongly convex, adaxially papillate, near base with 3 transverse channels. Column ca. 4 mm, stout; foot ca. 5 mm. Fl. Apr-Jun. 2n = 38.
Epiphytic on trees or lithophytic on rocks in forests; 600-1100 m. S Guangxi, SW Guizhou, S Yunnan [N Vietnam].