Eriinae

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Eriinae
Cryptochilus carinatus.jpg
Cryptochilus carinatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochileae
Subtribe: Eriinae
Benth.

The Eriinae form a subtribe of Podochileae, a tribe of the orchid family (Orchidaceae). The name is derived from the genus Eria.

The subtribe includes eleven genera with more than 725 species of epiphytic, lithophytic or (more rarely) terrestrial orchids from tropical regions of India, China, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

The taxonomy of this group discussion there. This limited classification is based on Cameron, et al. (1999),[1] and van den Berg, et al. (2000), giving the following eleven genera:

Genera:

See also: Taxonomy and phylogeny of the orchid family

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Cameron et al (1999)

References[edit]

  • Cameron, K.M. et al. (1999). "A phylogenetic analysis of the Orchidaceae: evidence from rbcL nucleotide sequences." In: Yukawa and H.G, Hills and D.H. Goldman, (1999). A phylogenetic analysis of the Orchidaceae: evidence from rbcL nucleotide sequences.
  • Pridgeon, Alec M., Phillip Cribb, and Mark W. Chase. (2005). Genera Orchidacearum - Volume I: Epidendroideae. Oxford Univ. Press. ISBN 0-19-850712-7.

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