Flickingeria bancana (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1965 SECTION Bilobulatae

Photo by Art Vogel

Another Flower

Photo by Amos Tan and His Asiatic Green Orchid Website

Part Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Bangka Island Flickingeria [An Island Group between Borneo and Sumatra]

Flower Size 3/8" [1.15 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Kalimantan Borneo as well as Sumatra in lowlands, hill forests and lower montane forests at elevations of 50 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ovate-lanceolate, elliptic in cross-section, shiny yellow green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate-lanceolate, obtusely bilobed, shiny above, duller and pale beneath leaf that blooms in the spring on an abaxial, arising through a bright orange bract and carries a single flower.

Synonyms *Dendrobium bancanum J.J.Sm. 1909; Dendrobium schlechterianum J.J.Sm. 1912; Dendrobium trilamellatum Schltr. 1911; Desmotrichum bancanum (J.J.Sm.) Kraenzl. 1910; Ephemerantha trilamellata P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Dendrobium kelsallii not = F angustifolia; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2006 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of The Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide