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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Aeridinae
Genus: Eurychone
Overview of species (2)

E. galeandrae – E. rothschildiana
Name

Eurychone Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 134 (1918)

Type species: Eurychone rothschildiana (O'Brien) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 135 (1918)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Africa
East Tropical Africa
Uganda.
South Tropical Africa
Angola.
West Tropical Africa
Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Cabinda, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part three); page 385 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19964-651-7
Schlechter, F.R.R. 1918. Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt 36(2): 134.

Additional references

La Croix, I.F. 2001. The Genus Eurychone: Orchidaceae in Curtis's Botanical Magazine 18(3): 153-162.

Links

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2022. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Eurychone. Accessed: 2022 Jan 6.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Eurychone in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan 6. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Eurychone in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan 6. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Eurychone. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan 6. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Eurychone. Published online. Accessed: 6 Jan 2022.
Tropicos.org 2022. Eurychone. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 6 Jan 2022.

Vernacular names

Eurychone is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. The genus was founded in 1918 by Rudolf Schlechter. It contains two known species, both native to tropical Africa.[1]

Eurychone galeandrae (Rchb.f.) Schltr. - from Ivory Coast to Angola
Eurychone rothschildiana (O'Brien) Schltr. - from Liberia to Uganda

See also

List of Orchidaceae genera

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

Stewart, Joyce; Campbell, Bob (1970). Orchids of Tropical Africa. A.S. Barnes & Co. ISBN 0-498-07555-9.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (1999). Genera Orchidacearum 1. Oxford Univ. Press.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2001). Genera Orchidacearum 2. Oxford Univ. Press.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3. Oxford Univ. Press
Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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