Genus Flickingeria

Flickingeria A.D.Hawkes,
Orquidea 27 (1965) 301

Sympodial epiphytes with long, often erect, branching rhizomes. Pseudobulbs conspicuous, shiny, consisting of one internode, one-leaved. Leaves not sheathing at the base, glabrous, deciduous, duplicate, leathery. Inflorescence terminal, short, carrying a single flower. Flowers medium-sized, ephemeral, resupinate. Sepals free. Petals free, usually narrower than the dorsal sepal. Lip without spur, not mobile. Column-foot present. Pollinia 4, solid, caudicles absent, stipe absent, viscidium absent.

Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Pacific islands, east to Samoa; about 70 species.

Distribution in the Philippines
Luzon (Ilocos Norte, Kalinga-Apayao, Mt. Province, Benguet, Cagayan, Isabela, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Bataan, Rizal, Laguna, Quezon, Aurora, Sorsogon), Catanduanes, Mindoro, Palawan, Negros (Negros Oriental), Cebu, Panay, Leyte, Samar, Dinagat, Mindanao (Zamboanga, Lanao, Bukidnon, Cotabato, Davao, Surigao, Agusan); 12 species.

Epiphyte in lowland and montane forest.

A relative of Dendrobium with one-leaved pseudobulbs and flowers that last only a single day. Most species have a bushy habit because of the stiff, branching rhizomes that root at the base only. Fairly common in nature, but not often cultivated.