Diplocaulobium bicolor P.J.Cribb & B.A.Lewis 1991 SECTION Diplocaulobium

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Full shade Hot Warm LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Two Colored Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm]

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with yellow green, basally swollen, rugose, elliptic pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, minutely bilobed apically leaf that blooms mostly in the late spring and summer on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate bract.

Synonyms Dendrobium lewisiae Schuit. & de Vogel 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal 4: 104 2009 as Dendrobium lewisiae