Flickingeria lonchigera [Schlechter] Schuit. & de Vogel 2003 SECTION Plicatiles

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 40 to 650 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with widely spaced, fusiform-clavate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, basally rounded, acute with a subulate point apex leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Dendrobium lonchigerum Schltr. 1922; Dendrobium simplicicaule J.J.Sm. 1929; Desmotrichum simplicicaule (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1957; Ephemerantha lonchigera (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Ephemerantha simplicicaulis (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Flickingeria simplicicaulis (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002