(pronounced: beer-MAN-nee-ah)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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Miniature monopodial epiphytes. Stems short. Leaves alternate, distichous, linear-lanceolate, obliquely bilobed at the apex. Inflorescences axillary, pedunculate, few-flowered. Flowers ephemeral, produced in succession. Sepals and petals free, spreading, subsimilar, subequal. Lip three-lobed, +/- callus, with a short saccate spur. Column straight; pollinia 2, globose, on a common linear stipe and minute viscidium.


Named to honor Adolph Biermann, Curator of the Calcutta Botanic Garden.


A genus of seven species ranging from northeast India to Indonesia (Bali).

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Hegde, S. N. and A. N. Rao 1982. Biermannia jainiana Hegde et Rao, a new species of orchid from Arunachal Pradesh. Bull. Bot. Surv. India 26(1-2):97-99.