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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: Angraecinae
Genus: Oeonia
Overview of species (5)

O. brauniana – O. curvata – O. madagascariensis – O. rosea – O. volucris

Oeonia Lindl., Orchid. Scelet.: 14 (1826)

Type species: Oeonia volucris (Thouars) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 727 (1826)


Epidorkis Thouars, Nouv. Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1: 318 (1809)
Epidorchis Thouars, Hist. Orchid.: t. 81 (1822), orth. var.
Volucrepis Thouars, Hist. Orchid.: t. 81 (1822)
Aeonia Lindl., Bot. Reg. 10: t. 817 (1824), orth. var.
Perrieriella Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 33: 365 (1925)

Native distribution areas:

Western Indian Ocean
Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion.

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

Lindley, J. (1826) Orchidearum Sceletos: 14.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part three); page 417 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19964-651-7
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Oeonia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 May 14. Reference page. 2013. Oeonia in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 May 16. 2013. Oeonia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 May 14.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Oeonia. Published online. Accessed: 14 May 2013.
The Plant List 2013. Oeonia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Jun. 12.

Vernacular names

മലയാളം: ഇയോണിയ
кырык мары: Оеони

Oeonia is a genus of rare orchids (family (Orchidaceae) comprising 5 currently accepted species native to Madagascar and the Mascarenes.[1]

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