Dipodium bicarinatum P.O'Byrne 2013 SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE Drawing

Photo/type Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Part shadeHot Spring

Common Name The Two Carinat Dipodium [refers to the 2 ridges on the lip]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Johore state of penninsular Malaysia in low primary forests with marshy patches at elevations of 480 to 550 meters as giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial and scrambling herb with erect, slightly compressed, leafy throughout stems enveloped by overlapping, erect, light green, persistent sheaths carrying arching, linear, tapering from the broad, conduplicate base tothe acute apex, 3 ribbed, light green leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, shorter than the leaves, peduncle 5.2 to 6" [13 to 15 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 scales, rachis cylindrical, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence with tighly clasping, ovate, obtuse, green to yellow floral bracts and carrying well spaced non-fragrant flowers.

This species is similar to D elegans but this species has the ridges of the disc arise from the calli of the lip base rather than the nexus, and has broader sidelobes and do not exceed the anther cap and the relatively broader lateral sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 2013 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing/photo fide;