Flickingeria macraei (Lindl.) Seidenf. 1980

Photo by Piotr Markiewicz and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by R Pantling and Swiss Orchid Foundationa nd the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name Macrae's Flickingeria [English Plant Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" .8" [1.7 to 2 cm]

Found in India, the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam in forests as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with semi-erect and pendulous branches giving rise to fusiform, rather flat, green, shining pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-oblong to lanceolate, obtuse, many nerved, sessile dark green leaf that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Callista macraei (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium macraei Lindl. 1830; Dendrobium rabanii Lindl. 1859; Ephemerantha macraei (Lindl.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Flickingeria rabanii (Lindl.) Seidenf. 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D macraei; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Dendrobium macraei drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 as Dendriobium macraei; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Dendrobium flabellim; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Dendrobium flabellum drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Dendrobium macraei; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Dendrobium macraei photo good; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as Dendrobium macraei photo good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as Ephemerantha macraei; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 as Dendrobium macraei drawing ok; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; The Orchids of Arunchal Pradesh Hegde 1982 as Ephemerahta macraei; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District, Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as F rabanii; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide