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Abdominea

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Kingdom  Plantae
Subfamily  Epidendroideae
Subtribe  Aeridinae
Scientific name  Abdominea minimiflora
Rank  Species
Family  Orchidaceae
Tribe  Vandeae
Alliance  Trichoglottis
Higher classification  Abdominea
Order  Asparagales
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Similar  Acrorchis, Ascoglossum, Aglossorrhyncha, Acanthephippium, Beloglottis

Abdominea minimiflora, or the tiny-flowered abdominea, is a very rare monopodial epiphytic orchid species and the only species of the monospecific genus Abdominea. It is distributed from Thailand to the Malay peninsula, Java, and the Philippines.

The name is derived from the Latin abdomen, meaning belly. It refers to the similarity between the shape of the labellum (lip) and the shape of the abdomen of an insect.

The species produces very small flowers, about 0.45 cm wide, on a racemose, many-flowered inflorescence.

References

Abdominea Wikipedia


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