Abdominea intricata Cabactulan, Cootes, M.Leon & R.B.Pimentel 2018

TYPE Photo by Miguel David De Leon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool Winter

Common Name The Intricate Abdominea [refers to the intricate lip structure]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island in cloud forests on mossy trees at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect to pendent stem carrying 3 to 4, lanceolate, oblong-elliptic, thin, spreading, flattened, entirely glabbrous, margins entire, 3 veined on each side of the leaf, midvein adaxially depressed and abaxially raised, unequally bilobed, sessile bsae leaves that blooms in the winter on a short, axillary, pendent, branching, peduncle, short, terete, slender, glabrous, dark green, swollen in the upper portion, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, rachis emerging from the base of the stem sheaths, entirely glabrous, 2" [5 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, persistent, glabrous bracts and carrying small, membraneous, fleshy, minutely papillose, not opening widely flowers

" Abdominea intricata is most similar to Abd. minimiflora (Hook. f.) J.J. Smith, but it differs in having a short, clavate, few-flowered inflorescence; the inflorescence of Abd. minimiflora is long (to 4" [10 cm]), bearing many flowers; the mentum of Abd. intricata is short and has a rounded apex, whereas the mentum of Abd. minimiflora is longer and tapered."Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019

Synonyms Robiquetia intricata (Cabactulan, Cootes, M.Leon & R.B.Pimentel) R.Rice 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 6(2): 3 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 photo fide;