Flickingeria comata (Blume) A.D. Hawkes 1961 SECTION Flikingeria

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Common Name The Hairy Flickingeria - In China Jin Shi Hu

Flower Size 1" to 1/4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Papua and New Guinea, Java, the Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, northeastern Australia, Taiwan, Solomon Islands, Vauatu, Samoa, New Caledonia and Fiji on trees in open forests or in small trees after logging at elevations of sealevel to 850 meters as a common lowland, sprawling, large, hot to warm epiphytic species with 7 to 8 noded, clavate stems that branch from the upper 2 nodes and dry to yellow or orange and carrying very coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on several, basal, terminal or from the upper nodes of the stem, single flowered inflorescence appear from woody to chaffy, ovate, acute bracts at the leaf axil from which the fragrant flowers, that last only one day, appear in clusters 9 or so days after a rain.

Synonyms Callista comata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium amesianum Schltr. 1921; Dendrobium comatum (Blume) Lindl. 1830; Dendrobium criniferum Lindl. 1844; Dendrobium fasciculatum F.M.Bailey 1905; Dendrobium fimbriatolabellum Hayata 1914; Dendrobium theionochilum Schltr. 1922; Dendrobium thysanochilum Schltr. 1906; Dendrobium zollingerianum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862 ; *Desmotrichum comatum Blume 1825; Desmotrichum criniferum [Lindl.] Kranzl. 1910; Desmotrichum fimbriatolabellum (Hayata) Hayata 1914; Desmotrichum thysanochilum (Schltr.) Carr 1934: Ephemerantha amesiana (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961 ; Ephemerantha comata (Blume) P.F. Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Ephemerantha crinifera [Lindl.] Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Ephemerantha fimbriatolabella (Hayata) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Ephemerantha thysanochila (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Flickingeria fimbriatolabellum (Hayata) A.D.Hawkes 1961; Flickingeria tairukounia (S.S.Ying) T.P.Lin 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Dendrobium comatum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Dendrobium comatum drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter as Dendrobium thysanochilum drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Dendrobium comatum drawing fide; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as Ephemerantha comata drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as Ephemerantha comata photo fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 stamp fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as F fimbriatolabellum; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912[1985] as Dendrobium thysanochilum; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 1 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 as Ephemerantha comata; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 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; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Botanicas Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photos fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2006 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 Dendrobium comatum photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;