Abdominea

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Tiny-flowered Abdominea
Abdominea minimiflora.jpg
Abdominea minimiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Alliance: Trichoglottis
Genus: Abdominea
J.J.Sm. (1914)
Species: A. minimiflora
Binomial name
Abdominea minimiflora
(Hook.f.) J.J.Sm. (1917)

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.

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