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Malleola


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Malleola
J.J.Sm. & Schlechter 1913
Type Species
Malleola sphingoides


Malleola abbreviated as Mll. in horticultural trade, is a genus comprised of around thirty species.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed from Andaman Island and Ceylon to New Guinea.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus are distinguished by their lip, column, and pollina.

CultureEdit

Plant grows in warm conditions with medium amounts of light. Plants should be potted in medium bark or sphagnum moss. Water every time when the mix has just about dried. Plants can be mounted.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after its hammer shaped column

Species Edit

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