Flickingeria pemae (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1965 SECTION Bilobulatae

Drawing and photos of Plant and Flower

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Orchids of Malaysia Website

Common Name The Pema Flickingeria [A village in New Guinea]

Flower Size 1" [9 mm]

Found in Sulawesi and New Guinea in forests on trunks and branches of trees at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to aerial stems at 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] intervals which bear up to 4 pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, ovate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on 1 to 2, behind the leaf, short, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Dendrobium pemae Schltr. 1912; Desmotrichum pemae (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957; Ephemerantha pemae (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Dendrobium pemae drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide