(pronounced: er-ee-SYE-nah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Oncidiinae

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From the Latin Erycina, meaning Aphrodite, dedicated to Aphrodite of Mt. Eryx in Sicily.


A monotypic genus endemic to Mexico. A second species, E. diaphana (Reichenbach) Schlechter, is now regarded as a true Oncidium.

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Braem, G. J. 1991. The genus Erycina. Schlechteriana 3/91:115-117.

Hagsater, E. 1986. Oncidium hyalinbulbon La Llave et Lexarca y Erycina echinata (H.B.K.) Lindley. Orquidea (Mex.) 10:27-36.

Sheehan, T. and M. Sheehan. 1981. Orchid Genera Illustrated: 84 - Erycina. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 50(11):1316-1317.

Silbernagel, E. 1996. Selten, lein und wunderschön: Erycina echinata. Die Orchidee 47(5):261-262.