Diplocaulobium araneola (Schltr.) Carr 1934 SECTION Diplocaulobium Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeWarm Fall

Common Name The Small Spider Diplocaulobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters as miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to fat, obclavate becoming narrower above pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, glabrous, subcoriaceous, linear, subacute to unequally bilobed apically, that blooms in the fall on obtusely ccompressed, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorscence.

Schlecther states that the flowers are white the lip red margined at the base and there is a pale yellow cushion on the lamina.

Synonyms *Dendrobium araneola Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Dendrobium araneola Drawing fide;