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

Photos by Pankaj Kumar

Another Flower

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 province of 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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Dendrobium calocephalum photo fide;

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