Flickingeria fugax (Rchb.f.) Seidenf. 1980 SECTION Plicatiles

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Common Name or Meaning The Fading Flickingeria

Flower Size 5/8" [1.6 mm]

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in deciduous and semi-evergreen forests at elevations up to 2000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a terete, branching stem carrying an elliptic, smooth pseudobulb partially enveloped basally by an evanescent leaf-less sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the bulb and held close to the leaf base.

Synonyms Callista fugax (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium fugax Rchb.f. 1871; Dendrobium roseopunctatum Ridl. 1896; Dendrobium sordidum King & Pantl. 1897; Desmotrichum roseopunctatum (Ridl.) Ridl. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Dendrobium fugax; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing/photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Oasis Vol 1 No 4 2000; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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