Diplocaulobium dichrotropis (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957 SECTION Goniobulbon

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Part sun Warm Spring Summer

Common Name The Forked Diplocaulobium [refers to the keel of the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mat-forming, miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with quadrate, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the spring through summer on short, single flowered inflorescence carrying short-lived flowers.

Synonyms *Dendrobium dichrotropis Schltr. 1912;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1912/1985 as Dendrobium dichrotropis drawing close; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009