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

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Partial shade Hot Cool LATE Spring EARLIER Fall

Common Name Chan's Dipodium [Datuk C. L. Chan Sabahan natural history enthusiast and publisher who collected and illustrated the type specimen current]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill forests, heath forests, ridge top Bamboo forests and lower montane forests at elevations of 450 to 1370 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or climbing/scrambling herb with a monopodial, woody, slightly compressed, leafy throughout stem carrying spreading, tapering from a broad conduplicate base to an acute apex, 3 main ribbed leaves with overlapping, distally spreading, olive green to green, persistent sheaths that blooms in the late spring through earlier fall on an erect, shorter to slightly longer than the leaves, peduncle 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, provided with 3 to 4, green to maroon, distant scales, rachis cylindrical, 1.2 to 4.8" [3 to 12 cm] long, to 13 flowered inflorescence with tightly clasping, ovate, obtuse, purple to maroon or brown, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying nonfragrant flowers.


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