Helcia brevis plate
Helcia brevis from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

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

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


The genus is distributed in Colombia and Ecuador.


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


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.


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

Species Edit

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