(pronounced: al-ah-MAN-ee-ah)


Epidendreae subtribe Laeliinae

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Miniature creeping epiphytes. Pseudobulbs ovoid. Leaves 2--3, apical, leathery. Inflorescences terminal racemes on modified leafless pseudobulbs. Flowers brilliantly colored. Sepals and petals free, spreading, subsimilar, subequal. Lip three-lobed, subsimilar to the other segments, fused with the column at the base. Column without wings or a foot; pollinia 4, naked.


Commemorating Don Lucas Alamán, a Mexican public official who was a contemporary of the authors.


A monotypic genus endemic to Mexico.

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