Neotinea tridentata subsp. conica

Neotinea tridentata subsp. conica

Orchidoideae is a sub-family of the family Orchidaceae.

It is the second largest sub-family, after Epidendroideae, with 208 genera and 3,630 species.

Most European orchids belong to this sub-family.


They include terrestrial orchids with flowers that have a single, fertile and erect anther and no bract. The pollinia are sectile or granular.


Orchidoideae are found all over the world.

Orchidoideae distribution

Orchidoideae distribution


Orchidoideae is derived from the Greek orchis (orchid).


The sub-family Orchidoideae contains 6 tribes:

Image sources

  • Neotinea tridentata subsp. conica: Orchi
  • Orchidoideae distribution: Dalton Holland Baptista

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