Flickingeria albopurpurea Seidenf. 1980 SECTION Plicatiles

Plant and Flowers

Side View of Flower Photos courtesy of © Peter O'Byrne,Dr. E.F. de Vogel, Jaap Vermeulen, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part sun Warm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The White and Purple Flickingeria - In China - Dian Jin Shi Hu

Flower Size .6" [1.8cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam on trees in sparse woods or on rocks along ravines at elevations of 800 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with basally terete, medianally to apically swollen, rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, apically acute to obtuse, basally narrowing into the clasping base leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, short, single flowered infloresence with extremely short lived flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium albopurpureum (Seidenf.) Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Dendrobium HP Wood 2006 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo okish; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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