Diplocaulobium chrysotropis (Schltr.) A.D. Hawkes 1957 SECTION Goniobulbon Photo by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photos by Dr Ed DeVogel

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Common Name The Golden-Keeled Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with suberect to ascending, 5 angled, cylindrical pseudobulbs carying a single, apical, erect to suberect, ligulate to oblong-ligulate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a successive single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Dendrobium chrysotropis Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium chrysotropis; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 19124/85 as *Dendrobium chrysotropis Schltr. 1906 drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 photo plant only; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Dendrobium chrysotropsis photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014 photo

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