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Smithsonia straminea
Typus of Smithsonia


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Aeridinae
Genus: Smithsonia

Overview of species (3)[edit]

S. maculata – S. straminea – S. viridiflora


Smithsonia C.J.Saldanha, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 71: 73 (1974)


  • Heterotypic
    • Micropera Dalzell, Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 282 (1851), nom. illeg.
    • Loxoma Garay, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23: 183 (1972), nom. illeg.
    • Loxomorchis Rauschert, Taxon 31: 561 (1982)


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • India.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Saldanha, C.J. 1974. Smithsonia, a new genus from western India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 71 (1): 72–75.

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