Flickingeria luxurians (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1965 SECTION Plicatiles

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

FragrantPart shade Hot Warm Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Luxurious Flickingeria

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Borneo, Java, Malysia and the Phillipines in riverine and hill forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial orchid with an elongate rhizome giving rise to narrowly elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leafless sheaths that becomes fibery in time and carrying a single, apical erect, broadly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, or from nodes distant from the pseudobulbs, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying short lived, sometimes fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Dendrobium luxurians J.J.Sm. 1921; Desmotrichum luxurians (J.J.Sm.) Carr 1932; Ephemerantha luxurians (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods and Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo hmm; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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