Flickingeria calocephala Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen 1995

Plant and Flowers Photos by Plant Photo China and Their Chinese Plant Photo Website

Part shade Cool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Beuatiful Head Flickingeria [refers to the lip which is upper most in this species as it is mostly non-resupinate] - In China - Hong Tou Jin Shi Hu

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan China on trees in sparse woods at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a branching rhizome giving rise to an arching to somewhat pendant, 3 to 4 noded, the apical node swollen and pseudobulbous, subcylindric in shape and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly oblong leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, very short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers that are very short-lived

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; 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;

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