(pronounced: poh-DANG-iss)


Vandeae subtribe Aerangidinae

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Miniature monopodial epiphytes. Stems very short, rooting at the base. Leaves alternate, distichous, equitant, completely bilaterally flattened. Inflorescences axillary, short subumbellate racemes. Flowers white. Sepals and petals free, spreading, subsimilar, subequal. Lip unlobed, with a long spur, without callus. Column short, with a foot, beaked; pollinia 2, on separate stipes attached to a common viscidium.


A monotypic genus native to tropical Africa.

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