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Erycina pusilla

Erycina pusilla

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


Erycina pusilla is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Erycina.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from spring to fall with a single 2.5 cm flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on trees in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panam, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and French Guyana at elevations 500 to 950 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 Tiny Erycina

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cymbidium iridifolium Sw. ex Steud. 1840
  2. Cymbidium pusillum Sw. 1799
  3. *Epidendrum pusillum L. 1763
  4. Epidendrum ventilabrum Vell. 1827
  5. Erycina allemanii (Barb.Rodr.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001
  6. Oncidium allemanii Barb. Rodr. 1882
  7. Oncidium iridifolium H.B.K. 1816
  8. Oncidium pusillum [L.] Rchb.f 1861
  9. Oncidium pusillum var. megalanthum Schltr. 1924
  10. Psygmorchis allemanii (Barb.Rodr.) Garay & Stacy 1974
  11. Tolumnia pusilla (L.) Hoehne 1949
  12. Psygmorchis pusilla [L.] Dodson & Dressler 1972

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