Flickingeria padangensis (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1965 SECTION Bilobulata Photo by Vincent Wanua and Orchids Vincent Website

Part shadeWarmSpring

Common Name The Padang Flickingeria [an city in western Sumatra]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Vietnam at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a branching, terete rhizome with 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] between each stem giving rise to broadly elliptic, very compressed pseudobulbs carrying elliptic, broadest in the basal half, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrobium padangense Schltr. 1911; Dendrobium piestobulbon Schltr. 1911; Desmotrichum compressibulbum Carr 1932; *Desmotrichum forcipatum Kraenzl. 1910; Desmotrichum padangense (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957; Ephemerantha forcipata (Kraenzl.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Ephemerantha piestobolbon (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Flickingeria forcipata (Kraenzl.) A.D.Hawkes 1965; Flickingeria piestobulbon (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 as F forcipata drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as F piestobulbon drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as F forcipata drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as F forcipataphoto ok