Flickingeria trifurcata (Carr) A.D.Hawkes 1961 Photo by Peter O'Byrne


Common Name The Three Forked Flickingeria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Sumatra on mossy tree branches in montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome producing freely branching aerial stems at intervals of .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] carrying olive green often suffused with red pseudobulbs carrying a single leaf that blooms in the summer and again in the winter on several, axillary or behind or to the side of the leaf, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying fresh scented flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium trifurcatum (Carr) Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011; Desmotrichum trifurcatum Carr 1933; Ephemerantha trifurcata (Carr) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 2011 photo fide;