Flickingeria ritaeana (King & Pantl.) A.D.Hawkes 1965 SECTION Bilobulatae

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Pierre Bonnet from the Orchis project website

Common Name Rita's Flikingeria

Flower Size .5" [1.2 cm]

Found in Assam, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 550 to 1350 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, branched stems formed of chains of slender pseudobulbs, the branches consisting of sessile, sub-cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceoilate-oblong, subacute leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a ver short, peduncle, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Dendrobium ritaeanum King & Pantl. 1897; Desmotrichum ritaeanum (King & Pantl.) Kraenzl. 1910; Ephemerantha ritaeana (King & Pantl.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Ephemerantha ritaeanum; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Nepal Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007