Epistephium lucidum

Source: Cássio van den Berg

Epistephium lucidum

The subtribe Vanillinae is part of the family Orchidaceae, sub-family Vanilloideae, tribe Vanilleae.

It is a monophyletic group with 5 genera and about 200 species.

This sub-tribe is spread throughout the world in tropical regions.

It is best known for producing species of vanilla in it.


  • Clematepistephium
  • Dictyophyllaria
  • Epistephium
  • Eriaxis
  • Vanilla