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Helcia

Helcia brevis plate
Helcia brevis from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Helcia
Lindley 1845
Type Species
Helcia sanguineolenta


Helcia, abbreviated as Hlc. in horticultural trade, is a genus of 4 species of orchids.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed in Colombia and Ecuador.

DescriptionEdit

It is characterized by having a single leaf pseudobulb and a singe flower inflorescence with two pollina.

CultureEdit

Grow plants in cool to warm temperatures in partial shade to bright light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after the horse like structure in the middle of the flowers


Species Edit

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