(pronounced: war-MING-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Oncidiinae; closely related to Macradenia R. Brown.

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Miniature caespitose epiphytes. Pseudobulbs of one node, unifoliate. Leaves oblong-lanceolate. Inflorescences laxly pendent, few to many-flowered racemes. Flowers white, the sepals and petals free, spreading, the petals wider than the sepals and denticulate. Lip 3-lobed, denticulate, with a deeply sulcate basal callus. Column with terminal anther, flanked by fleshy appendages; pollinia 2 on a triangular-spatulate stipe.


A genus of four to six species ranging from Costa Rica to Bolivia.

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Cribb, P. 1976. Warmingia eugenii. Bot. Mag. 181(2):88-91.

Johansen, B. 1992. Warmingia margaritacea sp. nov. (Orchidaceae) from Costa Rica and a review of the genus. Lindleyana 7(4):194-198.