Diplocaulobium crenatilobum P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2009 Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name The Crenate Lip Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in primary forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect, green to olive green, darkening with age, basally narrowly fusiform, enveloped partiallly by non-persistent dry brown sheaths, narrowly cylindrical, rather 4 angled basally, compressed in upper half above stem carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, tapering at both ends, acute and notched apically, dark green, prominently carinate dorsally leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a horizontal, .68 to 1.6" [1.7 to 4 cm] long, arising through an elliptic, acute, brown to orange brown spathe, peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, slender, cylindrical, single flowered inflorescence with a minute floral bract and carrying an ephemeral flower.

Synonyms Dendrobium crenatilobum (P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm.) Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 O'Byrne and Vermeulen 2008 photo/drawing fide;