Abdominea minimiflora

Abdominea minimiflora

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Abdominea
Species: A. minimiflora
Binomial name
Abdominea minimiflora
(Hook. f.) J.J. Sm. 1917

Abdominea minimiflora is an species in the genus Abdominea.


Plant blooms in the the fall to spring with a cluster of .45 cm


Plants are found growing on mossy rocks and trees in the lowland hill forest of Selangor, Perak and Pahang, Malaysia, Borneo, Bali, Java and the Philippines at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.


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.

Common Names: Tiny-flowered Abdominea


  1. Abdominea micrantha J.J.Sm. 1914
  2. Gastrochilus minimiflorus (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891
  3. *Saccolabium minimiflorum Hook. f. 1890
  4. Schoenorchis minimiflora (Hook.f.) Ames 1915
  5. Schoenorchis philippinensis Ames 1915

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