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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Epidendreae
Subtribus: BletiinaeChysinaeCoeliinaeLaeliinaePleurothallidinaePonerinae

Epidendreae Lindl., Coll. Bot. 1: 7, 16 (1826)

Typus: Epidendrum L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 1347 (1763), nom. cons.


Bletieae Benth. (1873).
Laeliae Pfitzer (1887).
Pleurothallideae Lindl. ex Endl. (1837).


Lindley, J. 1826. Collectanea Botanica 1: 7, 16.
Berg, C. van den, Higgins, W. E., Soto Arenas, M. A., & Chase, M. W. (2005) Molecular data systematics of genera and species of Laeliinae, Proceedings of the 18th World Orchid Conference, Dijon, France, 11-20 March, 2005; 500-505.
Pridgeon, A.M. , Cribb, P., Chase, M.W., and Rasmussen, F.N. (Eds) (2006) Genera Orchidacearum Volume 4: Epidendroideae (Part 1): Epidendroideae, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012. Epidendreae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 15 June 2012. 2013. Epidendreae in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published online. Accessed: 2013 May 17.

Vernacular names

The tribe Epidendreae of the Orchidaceae comprises six subtribes:[1]

Bletiinae sensu MMIV, which contains only the genera Basiphyllaea, Bletia, and Hexalectris


C. Van den Berg "Artificial key to the subtribes of Epidendreae" in Pridgeon, Crib, Chase & Rasmussen, Eds.Genera Orchidacearum Volume 4 Epidendroideae (Part one) p. 164. Oxford University Press, 2005

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