Dipodium ambiguum P.O'Byrne, Gokusing & A.L.Lamb 2017 SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE Drawing

Photo/type drawing by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Ambiguous Dipodium [refers to this species similarity florally to many other taxa]

Flower Size 1.56 to 1.84" [3.4 to 4.6 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in hill and ridge forests, at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or scrambling/climbing herb with erect, woody, leafy stems carrying spreading, strap-shaped, tapering from the broad conduplicate base to an acute apex, 3 to 5 main ribbed leaves with overlapping, spreading distally, conduplicate, persistent sheaths that blooms in the spring on an erect, shorter to longer than the leaves, peduncle 3.6 to 5.2" [9 to 13 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 scales, ochre to olive or green with maroon to brown marks, rachis slightly angular, 3.6 to 6.8" [9 to 17 cm] long , to 14 flowered inflorescence with tightly clasping, ovate, obtuse, sometiomes apiculate, cream, olive, pale green of pink brown, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying medium to large sized non-freagrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing/photo fide;