Flickingeria kruizingae [de Vogel, E.Winkel & Vugt] in ed. SECTION Plicatiles

Photos by Rogier van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Kruizinga's Flickingeria [Orchid Cultivator at Leiden current]

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in New Britain province in primary forests high in the canopy at elevations of 650 to 850 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a branching, branches tufted, elongated, suberect to straggling, filiform, flexuous, glabrous stem-like rhizome enveloped almost completely by a long, persistent, whitish, dried, membraneous scale leaf and carrying a fusiform, nat laterally flattened pseudobulb enveloped almost completely by a whitish, persistent, dried, membraneous scale leaf and carrying apically, a single, sessile, mid green, lighter or so beneath, ovate-linear-lanceolate, thin, rather stiff, narrowly rounded below unequally bilobulate, lobules acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on a fascile at the apex of the pseudobulb on the abaxial side of the leaf, very short, single flowered inflorscence.

Synonyms *Dendrobium kruizingae de Vogel, E.Winkel & Vugt 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 as Dendrobium kruizingae photo fide