Dipodium bicallosum J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Leopardanthus

Side View of Flower

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Partial shade Warm Cool Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The 2 Calli Dipodium

Flower Size .08 to 3.2" [2 to 8 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in secondary forests, forested montane slopes and heath forests at elevations around 500 to 1100 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a monopodial, thick, leafy above stem carrying 2 ranked, close set, suberect at the base becoming suberect to horizontal above, strap shaped, tapering to the acute apex, three main ribbed leaves with overlapping erect, slightly wider tha the leaf base, persistent sheaths that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a suberect to horizontal, peduncle 2.6 to 9.6" [6.5 to 24 cm] long, terete, provided with 3 to 4 distant scales, rachis angular, 1.4 to 8" [3.5 to 20 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying distant, fleshy, outward facing, olive green flowers sometimes suffused with red or with purple streaks .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Suamtra Comber 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013 photos fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing/photo fide;