Flickingeria pseudoconvexa (Ames) A.D.Hawkes 1961 SECTION Bilobulatae

Collection Sheet by M Ramos

Part Shade Spring Again Fall

Common Name The False F convexa Flickingeria [refers to its similarity to F convexa]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] long

Found from north Borneo and in the Philippines as a small sized epiphyte with pendulous, thick, branching stems giving rise to cylindrical, somewhat rugse, sulcate, yellow green, shiny pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic leaf that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on a very short, single flowered inflorescence carrying a yellow green flower with a purplish lip.

F pseudoconvexa has much smaller flowers than F interjecta and the lateral lobules of the lip are twice as wide as F interjecta.

Synonyms *Dendrobium pseudoconvexum Ames 1915; Desmotrichum pseudoconvexum (Ames) A.D.Hawkes 1957; Ephemerantha pseudoconvexa (Ames) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae 5: 135 Ames 1915 as Dendrobium pseudoconvexum; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;