Flickingeria xanthocheila Aver. 2016 TYPE Photos by Averyanov and Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong

Fragrance Part Shade Hot Cool LATERSpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Yellow-Orange Lip Flickingeria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Vietnam in primary and secondary broad-leaved, mixed and coniferous evergreen lowland and submontane forests on rocky eroded limestone, commonly on mountain tops at elevations around 250 to 1100 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping, few branching rhizome erect, ascending at the base, rigid, simple to few branching, twig-like stems carrying 5 to 6 lateral and one apical, terminal, fusiform, terete, usually slightly recurved, truncate, glossy, yellowish to yellowish-green pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, rigid, narrowly ovate to broadly lanceolate, widest in the basal half, acute, entire to shortly bilobed apcailly, sessile basse leaf that blooms in the later spring through summer on a 1to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from beneath the leaf base, from a bundle of many dry, fibrous, overlapping scales placed on the adaxial and abaxial sides of pseudobulb apex and carrying a widely opening, short lived, celery scented flower.

Similar to the Himalayan F fugax but F xanthocheila differs in the larger, flowers, white to yellowish or yellowish-green sepals and petals (without purple markings), pink-orange to bright orange epichile with widely spreading obovate lobules, roughly irregularly wavy at the base (along adaxial margin), straight, white lamellate keels on the disk and finely plicate, green to yellow keels on the claw.

Synonyms Dendrobium xanthocheilum (Aver.) J.M.H.Shaw 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong Drawing/photo fide

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