365 days of orchids – day 67 – Abdominea minimiflora


Today’s orchid is a tiny miniature found in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Abdominea minimilflora is the only species in this genus and grows as an epiphyte (on trees) or a lithophyte (on rocks) in hot lowland rainforest.

The long lasting tiny flowers are about 1mm across with many produced on a pendulous spikes up to 10cm long. The span across the leaves is just 5cm but our plant seems determined to become a specimen against the odds and is developing additional growths and so eventually for a clump. The plant produces lots of roots when grown mounted and we hang it high in our Warm Asia section where it gets a daily watering from the hose.


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