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

Photo by Ong Poh Teck and the The Biological Diversity Clearing House Website.

Another Flower

Photo by Ramadani Yudha Prasetya and his Ink 361 Website

partial shade

Common Name The Leopard Spotted? Flickingeria

Flower Size .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand and penninsular Malaysia at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, cane-like stems carrying a ways up a terminal, regularily fusiform pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate-lanceolate, bilobulate apically, without arista leaf that blooms on an adaxial, short, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I cannot be postive of this Identification because the back of the sepals and petals are not visible, but they should have purple spots, Seidenfaden mentions that the foward side of the sepals and petals do not show the leopard spotting as much. If you look closely at the second photo above there is a unopened bud in the background and it does have some spotting.

Synonyms *Dendrobium pallens Ridl. 1896; Dendrobium pardalinum Rchb.f. 1885; Desmotrichum pallens Kraenzl. 1910; Ephemerantha pallens (Kraenzl.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Flickingeria pallens (Kraenzl.) A.D.Hawkes 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Dendrobium pallens; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 as F pallens drawing/photo good; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 as F pallens drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as F pallens drawing good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996 as D pallens; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996 as D pardalina; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as F pallens photo fide

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