Diplocaulobium tropidophorum (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957 SECTION Goniobulbon Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeWarm Summer

Common Name The Keel Carrying Diplocaulobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 700 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, narrowing towards the apex, 4 to 6 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, elliptic-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an apical, compressed, .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence.

Schlecther states that the flowers are white with yellow crests on the lip which also has red marble graining to the lower half.

Synonyms *Dendrobium tropidophorum Schltr. 1912

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