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Bletia catenulata.jpg
Bletia catenulata flower
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Bletiinae

Bletiinae is a small-sized subtribe of orchids in the Arethuseae tribe of the subfamily Epidendroideae.

The tribe was initially categorized by John Lindley in 1840. Bletiinae has been recognized as a sub-tribe to Arethuseae. However, most of its genera were removed in 2005, and the subtribe moved to Epidendreae.[1]


  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