Erycina pusilla

Erycina pusilla

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

Erycina pusilla is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Erycina.


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


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


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 Tiny Erycina


  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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