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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
Species: (3)
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

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical 
    • Regional: Indian Subcontinent
      • India.

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

Vernacular names[edit]

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