Flickingeria kunstleri (Hook.f.) A.D.Hawkes 1965SECTION Plicatiles

Lip with Undulate Sides

Lip Larger than Sepals

Mentum nearly straight, acute

Plant and FLower Showing wide leaf Photos by Shiva Ramli and The Wild Orchids of Sumatra Website

Fragrant Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name Kunstler's Flickingeria [Orchid Collector in Malaysia 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Malaysia and Sumatra at elevations of 150 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with elongate-fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single elliptic-oblong to lanceoalte-obtuse, acute to acuminate leaf that blooms in the winter on a short, single flowered inflorescence carrying a very short lived, fragrant flower.

Often cited as a synonym of F fimbriata but this one differs in the much larger, broader coriaceous leaves, the acute side lobes of the lip and very large midlobe of the lip that is quadrate and although is similarly plaited it is not bifid and has undulate sides.

Synonyms Callista kunstleri (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium kunstleri Hook.f. 1890; Desmotrichum kunstleri (Hook.f.) Kraenzl. 1910; Ephemerantha kunstleri (Hook.f.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fl. Brit. India 5: 714, 715 Icones Plantarum Hooker 1890 as Dendrobium kunstleri drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as Ephemerantha kunstleri;