Flickingeria parietiformis (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1965 SECTION Parietiforme

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full Shade Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name The ? Flickingeria- In China Shi Fu Jin Shu Hu

Flower Size .5 to .6" [1.2 to 1.4 cm]

Found in Taiwan, the Philippines and Sulawesi in mossy montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2500 meters as a large sized cool to cold, pendulous growing epiphyte with pendent, elongate, very slender, freely branching stems carrying a single, elliptic leaf that blooms in the spring and fall

Synonyms *Dendrobium parietiforme J.J.Sm. 1904; Dendrobium purpureostelidium Ames 1915; Dendrobium shihfuanum (T.P.Lin & Kuo Huang) Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011; Desmotrichum parietiforme (J.J.Sm.) Kraenzl. 1910; Desmotrichum purpureostelidium (Ames) A.D.Hawkes 1957; Ephemerantha parietiformis (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh 1961; Ephemerantha purpureostelidium (Ames) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Flickingeria purpureostelidia (Ames) A.D.Hawkes 1965; Flickingeria shihfuana T.P.Lin & Kuo Huang 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as F shihfuana; Taiwania, 54(4): 323-333, Newly Discovered Native Orchids of Taiwan (III) Tsan-Piao Lin and Wei-Min Lin 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as F shihfuana drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;