Dipodium elegans J.J.Sm. 1900

Side View of Flowers

Lip Detail

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

Partial shadeHot Warm Spring

Common Name The Elegant Dipodium

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations up to 900 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, trunk epiphyte with erect stems carrying 2 ranked, close set, strap shaped leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, more or less erect, racemose, to 12" [30 cm] long, to 8 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013