Arethuseae is a mid-sized tribe of orchids in the subfamily Epidendroideae. This tribe was initially categorized by John Lindley in 1840. Its largest subtribes are Arethusinae and Coelogyninae.

Chysis laevis, Illustration.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
Lindl., Orchid. Scelet. 7, 10. (1826)
  • Glomereae Pfitzer (1887) as Glomerinae Entw. Nat. Anordn. Orch., 101 (1887)

Bletiinae was once considered a sub-tribe of Arethuseae, but it was moved to Epidendreae in 2005.[1]

See also


  1. 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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