Flickingeria macraei (Lindl.) Seidenf. 1980 Photo by Lourens Grobler and his Afriorchids Flickr Photo Website

Drawing

Drawing by R Pantling and Swiss Orchid Foundationa nd the Jany Renz Herbaria

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Common Name Macrae's Flickingeria [English Plant Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" .8" [1.7 to 2 cm]

Found in India, the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam in forests as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with semi-erect and pendulous branches giving rise to fusiform, rather flat, green, shining pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-oblong to lanceolate, obtuse, many nerved, sessile dark green leaf that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Callista macraei (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium macraei Lindl. 1830; Dendrobium rabanii Lindl. 1859; Ephemerantha macraei (Lindl.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Flickingeria rabanii (Lindl.) Seidenf. 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Dendrobium macraei drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Dendrobium macraei photo good; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District, Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as F rabanii

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