Dimorphorchis graciliscapa (A.L.Lamb & Shim) P.J.Cribb 2008 Photos by Epicphal and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Upper or basal fragrant flower Photos by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Fragrance Part Shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Slender Scape Dimorphorchis

Flower Size basal flowers 2.2" [5.5 cm] apical flowers 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in wet lower montane oak/chestnut forests at elevations around 300 meters as a large sized, hot, pendent growing epiphyte withan elongate, stout stem carrying hanging, linear, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, conduplicate below into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendent, tomentose, terete, flexuous, 18" to 120" [45 to 250 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent, at the base floral bracts and carrying at the base 2, scented flowers that are different than all the rest which have no scent.

The photo above features a lower or apical flower. The following linked photo is of the upper or basal fragrant, flower

Synonyms Dimorphorchis rossii var. graciliscapa A.L.Lamb & Shim in C.L.Chan. & al. 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Lamb, Shin, Chan 1994 as Dimorphorchis rossii var. graciliscapa drawing/photo; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 drawing/photo

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