Dipodium fevrellii J.J. Sm.1933

Photo by Melanie Schori


Photo by Jim Cootes , courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Drawing of D fevrellii ssp fevrellii

Drawing by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Partial shade Hot Warm

Common Name Fevrell's Dipodium [Swedish Genral Counsel in Jakarta, Java early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.52 to 2" [3.8 to 5 cm]

Found in central Kalimantan Borneo, Sulawesi, Maluku and New Guinea, Philippines and Palau in primary forests in deep shade at elevations around 300 to 1150 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial and scrambilng climbing herb with monopodial, slightly compressed, leafy throughout stems carrying spreading to arching, tapering from the broad conduplicate base to the acute apex, 3 main ribbed, green, ribs white leaves with overlapping erect, green with white ribs, persistent leaf sheaths that blooms in the spring and summr on erect to suberect, shorter to longer than the leaves, peduncle 5.2 to 11.2" [13 to 28 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 scales, rachis cylindrical, 3.6 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] long, to 18 flowered inflorescence with tightly clasping, ovate, obtuse, woody, green to pale greenish brown, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying large nonfragrant flowers.

The photo above by Peter O'Byrne is actually the subspecies deleonii and is found in the Philippines and Palau which has a wider range of elevation from sea level to 1150 meters while the type subspecies occurs in central Kalimantan Borneo, Sulawesi, Maluku and New Guinea at elevations of sea level to 300 meters.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing/photo fide;