Dipodium fragrans P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2006 SECTION Leopardanthus

SIde View of Flower

TYPE Drawing of D fragrans var curtisii

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.

Fragrant partial shadeHotWarmSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Fragrant Dipodium

Flower Size 1 to 1.8" [2.5 to 4.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Mentawai Islands, Borneo and Sulawesi in swampy situations near rivers at elevations of 50 to 600 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial or scrambling/climbing herb with monopodial, leafy throughout stems carrying suberect, spreading, to archig, strap-shaped, canaliculate, gradually flattening and tapering to an acute apex, 3 main ribbed, with an additional 2 minor ribs in proximal half, green leaves that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a suberect, arching to drooping, subequal to longer than the leaves, peduncle 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 distant scales, sometimes shortly single, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, 5 flowered branch, at base of rachis, rachis 1.6 to to 12" [4 to 30 cm] long, loosely 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with tighly clasping, ovate, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying smetimes strongly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Dipodium fragrans var. curtisii P.O'Byrne 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as D conduplicatum under D pictum pg 555 drawing not; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013 photos fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013 as D fragrans var curtisii photos fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 photo/drawing fide;