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Erycina glossomystax

Erycina glossomystax

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Erycina
Species: Ercn . glossomystax
Alliance:
Binomial name
Erycina glossomystax
(Rchb. f.) N.H. Williams & M.W. Chase 2001


Erycina glossomystax is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Erycina.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from winter to summer with one to three 1.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found on trees from Mexico to Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru at elevations of 230 to 1410 meters

CultureEdit

Plant prefers intermediate to warm temperature and is grown in diffused bright light. The plant is best mounted or grown in a well drain mix such as tree fern fibers. To water the plant spray the root system. Reduce watering in the winter.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Tongue-Shaped Mustache Erycina

SynonymsEdit

  1. Psygmorchis glossomystax (Rchb. f.) Dodson & Dressler 1972
  2. Oncidium articulatum E.S. Rand 1889
  3. *Oncidium glossomystax Rchb. f. 1852

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