Flickingeria nativitatis (Ridl.) J.J.Wood 1982SECTION Plicatiles

Plant and Flowers

Photos by G Meyers and J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm WinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Christmas Island Flickingeria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in eastern Java and Christmas Islands on lava rocks in foothills at elevations around 550 meters as a small szied, warm growing lithophyte with ascending, sometimes branching stems with .8 to 1.2" [2 t o3 cm] between each much compressed, yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, oblong, obtuse, pale green leaf that blooms sporadically on a terminal, arising on the top of the leaf single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrobium nativitatis Ridl. 1907; Dendrobium pectinatum Ridl. 1906; Ephemerantha pectinata P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Kew Bulletin Vol 41 #4:811 Notes on Asiatic and New Guinea Orchidaceae J J Wood 1986; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide;