Flickingeria scopa (Lindl.) Brieger 1981 SECTION Flickingeria

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Photo by © John Romano

Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Flickingeria [refers to the hairs at the apex of the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines in low stature hill forests at elevations around 500 to 900 meters as a small to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with erect becoming semi-pendulous with age, 3 to 4 noded pseudobulbs with the new growth arising from the base of the uppermost internode, and carrying a single, apical, ovate, leathery leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the bracts at the junction of the leaf and pseudobulb and carry short-lived flowers

Synonyms *Dendrobium scopa Lindl. 1842; Desmotrichum scopa (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1910; Ephemerantha scopa (Lindl.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Flickingeria Bind 34 NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo plant only; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Dendrobium scopa; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 as Dendrobium scopa photo ok; erns and Orchids of the Mariana Islands Raulerson & Rinehart 1992 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as F aff scopa; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Philippine Native Orchid Spceis Cootes 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011