Flickingeria homoglossa (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1965

Plant and flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos by Jo Levy/Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade CoolEARLY Summer

Common Name The Similar Lip Flickingeria

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a stem-like, terete, rigid rhizome giving rise to compressed, narrowly elliptic pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acute, apiculate, basally round leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, successively single, few flowered inflorescence

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow.

Synonyms *Dendrobium homoglossum Schltr. 1912; Desmotrichum homoglossum (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957; Ephemerantha homoglossa (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Dendrobium flabelliforme drawing fide;

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