Dipodium confusum P.O'Byrne 2017 SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Partial shade Warm and Fall Winter Spring

Common Name The Confusing Dipodium [refers to its difficulty in being placed within the section]

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Sarawak and Sabah Borneo in Heath forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a giant sized, warm growing terrestrial or climbing/scrambling herb with a monopodial, woody, leafy throughout stem carrying spreading, strap-shaped, tapering to an acute apex, 3 main ribbed, dark green leaves with overlapping, conduplicate, much broader than the leaves, distally loose, dark green soetimes suffused with purple 3 white ribbed, persistent sheaths that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a suberect, subequal to slightly longer than the leaves, peduncle 3.3 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, provided with a few distant scales, rachis 1.6 to 3.04" [4 to 9 cm] long, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence with clasping, ovate, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


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