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

Collection Sheet by C A Wenzel and M Ramos

Part Shade Hot LATERWarm LATERSpring

Common Name The Single Horned Flickingeria

Flower Size .32" [8 mm] long

Found in the Philippines on Laguna and Leyte at elevations around 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with branching stems giving rise to cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, slightly coriaceous, rigid when dry, marinatum, apically bidentate, shortly petioalte base leaf tha blooms in the late spring on a very short, arising on the back of the leaf, single flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers

Similar to F parietiformis but D unicorne is distinguished by the more deeply bilobed apex of the lip, the obscure laterallobes and by the horn-like projections on the callus that stand in front of the opening to the sac.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae 5: 140 Ames 1915 as Dendrobium unicorne