Diplocaulobium fariniferum (Schltr.) Carr 1934 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Plant and Flowers Photos by Daniel Mercer ©and Treefern Orchids

Full Shade Warm" Spring"Fall"

Common Name The Frosted Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.75 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters on tall trees as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with oboclavate, erect pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, apically unequally bilobed and obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a successively single flowered inflorescence arising through an apical, compressed, subacute spathe.

Synonyms *Dendrobium fariniferum Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912[1985] as Dendrobium fariniferum drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo plant only;