(pronounced: loo-ed-ee-MAN-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Stanhopeinae

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Caespitose epiphytes. Pseudobulbs large, ovoid. Leaves 2--3, elliptic-lanceolate. Inflorescences erect or pendent racemes. Flowers fleshy, subglobose. Sepals and petals free, spreading. Lip three-lobed, clawed, with a tooth-like basal callus and a central low callus. Column elongate, club-shaped, curved, with apical wings; pollinia 2, on a linear stipe and minute viscidium.


A genus of three species from South America.

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