Diplocaulobium ajoebii (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961 SECTION Diplocaulobium

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Part shade Warm Cool Spring LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name Ajoeb's Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, often branching rhizome with clustered, erect, fusiform broadening into an inverted conical or spindle shaped, abruptly narrrwoing into a slender, oval in cross-section stem carrying a single, erect suberect to decurved, elliptic to lanceolate, thin, leathery, glossy dark green above, dull pale green beneath, acute, unequally bilobed, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms mostly in the spring, late summer and early fall on a 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms *Dendrobium ajoebii J.J.Sm. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing good;