Dipodium brassii P.O'Byrne 2017 SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Part shade Hot Summer

Common Name Brass's Dipodium [Australian and American botanist, botanical collector and explorer 1900's]

Flower Size .92 to 1.6" [2.3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in the Louisade Archipelago in primary forests on slopes and ridges at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as giant sized, hot growing terrestrial and scrambling herb with erect, monopodial, sometimes branched, leafy stems enveloped by overlapping, erect, persistent sheaths carrying spreading, linear, tapering from the broad, conduplicate base to the acute apex, 3 ribbed leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, equal to to shorter than the leaves, peduncle 4.4 to 8" [ 11 to 20 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 distant scales, rachis cylindrical, 4.4 ro 5.2" [11 to 13 cm] long, to 2o flowered inflorescence with tighly clasping, ovate, obtuse, brown floral bracts and carrying well spaced small to medium sized flowers.


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