Dipodium conduplicatum J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE Drawing Photo by Peter O'Byrne/Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Fragrant Partial shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name The Folded Dipodium [refers to the mid lobe of the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra in old forests with secondary growth at elevations of 90 to 1250 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or climbing scrambling herb with arching to strongly recurved, strap-shaped, gradually flattening and narrowing towards the apex, 2 main ribbed, canaliculate leaves that blooms in the fall in situ on an axillary, slightly longer than the leaves, peduncle terete, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, rachis flattened, 2.8 to 9.6" [7 to 24 cm] long, laxly 4 to 14 flowered inflorescence with clasping, triangular to ovate-acuminate, pinkish brown to purple red much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying mdium to large, sometimes fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of penninsular Malaysia Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing as aff ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013 photos fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing/photo fide;