Diplocaulobium glabrum (J.J. Sm.) Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Goniobulbon Photo by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III


Common Name The Smooth Diplocaulobium - In Australia The Creeping Star Orchid

Flower Size 1 1/3" [3.5 cm]

This creeping epiphytic species is found in Papua and New Guinea, Irian Jaya and Queensland Australia at elevations of sealevel to 400 meters on brightly lit tree limbs and forms large mats in a wide range of niches and is a unifoliate, hot growing species that has short-lived flowers that last a day arising from a compressed lanceolate bract at the leaf axil with a slender, white, cylindrical, single flowered inflorescence producing successively opening, delicate flowers over a period of several months in the fall through spring.

Synonyms Cadetia ruppii St.Cloud 1955; *Dendrobium glabrum J.J. Sm. 1907;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as *Dendrobium glabrum J.J. Sm. 1907 close fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo ok; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing good; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo ok; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009