(pronounced: yew-ree-KOH-nee)


Vandeae subtribe Aerangidinae

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Monopodial epiphytes. Stems short. Leaves alternate, distichous, obliquely bilobed at the apex. Inflorescences axillary, pendent racemes. Flowers translucent. Sepals and petals free, spreading, subsimilar, subequal. Lip unlobed, broadly funnel-shaped (cornucopia), with a short club-shaped spur. Column short, stout, the rostellum elongate, strap-shaped; pollinia 2, attached to a common linear stipe and visicidium.


From the Greek eurys, meaning broad, and chone, meaning funnel, in reference to the characteristic lip shape.


A genus of two species from tropical Africa.

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Herndon, C. N. 1997. Eurychones of Africa. Orchids 66(5):490-493.

Piers, F. 1958. Orchids of Africa: Eurychone rothschildiana Schltr. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 27(11):755-756.