Diplocaulobium erythrosema P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2009 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Another Angle Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name The Red Marked Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 1.2 to 1,6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in primary forests at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect, dimorphic, sterile stem very crowded, fusiform with an attenuate apex, yellow green to green, sulcate with age, almost completely enveloped by several persistent, pale brown bracts, fertile stems, spaced from sterile stem, basally fusiform, enveloped partiallly by non-persistent dry brown sheaths, upper part filiform, yellow green to brown green, with a red brown ring at the apex stem carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, tapering below, bilobed, dark green leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, on the fertile stems, .32 to .52" [.8 to 1.3 cm] long, arising through a narrowly elliptic to falcate, acute, red brown to brown spathe, peduncle .28 to .36" [7 to 9 mm] long, enveloped by the spathe, slender, cylindrical, cream to plae green to pale yellow, single flowered inflorescence with a minute floral bract and carrying an ephemeral flower.

Synonyms Dendrobium erythrosema (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;