Flickingeria bicostata (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1965

SECTION Bilobulatae

Plant and Flower

Photo by Amos Tan and His Asiatic Green Website

Common Name The Two Ribbed Flickingeria

Flower Size largest in genus

Found in Borneo in mossy lowlands at elevations around 50 to 1200 meters in keragas forests as a hot to cool growing epiphyte with large, razor-edged pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, round apically leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on short, successively single flowered inflorescence carrying long [2 days] lasting [for the genus - 1 day is more normal], strongly fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Dendrobium bicostatum J.J.Sm. 1906; Dendrobium mattangianum Kraenzl. 1910; Desmotrichum bicostatum (J.J.Sm.) Kraenzl. 1910; Ephemerantha bicostata (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh.1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D mattangianum; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Dendrobium bicostatum photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2006 photo fide;