Erycina glossomystax

Erycina glossomystax

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

Erycina glossomystax is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Erycina.


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


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


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.


Common name: The Tongue-Shaped Mustache Erycina


  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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