Flickingeria kelsallii (Ridl.) A.D.Hawkes 1965 SECTION Bilobulotae

Plant and Flower

Side View of Flower

Photo by Tun Jang and The Orchids of Malaysia Website

Common Name Kelsall's Flickingeria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Malaysia in montane forests often in very windy exposed locations at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the later summer and fall on a short, successively single flowered inflorescence

Often cited as a synonym of F angustifolia but differs in the much larger central 3 calli of the lip as well as differences in the sepals and petals and this species turns red within 4 hours of it's opening.

Synonyms *Dendrobium kelsallii Ridl. 1896; Ephemerantha kelsallii (Ridl.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as Dendrobium kelsallii drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as Ephemerantha kelsallii drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 as Syn of F angustifolia; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 as Dendrbium kelsallii photos fide; Living with Orchids In Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide