Dimorphorchis graciliscapa (A.L.Lamb & Shim) P.J.Cribb 2008

Photo by Epicphal and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Lower flower

Photo by A Lamb & Shim 1994

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 2, upper scented flowers that are different colored than all the lower flowers which have no scent.

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

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