Diplocaulobium hydrophilum [J.J.Sm.] Kraenzl.1910 SECTION Diplocaulobium 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

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Plant and Flower Photos by Dr Ed de Vogel © and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part Sun Hot LATESummer THROUGH EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Water Loving Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Moluccas, Bismark Archipelago and New Guinea in swamps, savannahs, rainforests and hill forests at elevations of sealevel to 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with crowded, basally oblong-ovoid, apically slender and angular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear, bilobed, concave on either side of the convex mid vein, weakly keeled beneath leaf that blooms in the late summer through early spring on a terminal, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a laterally flattened, narrow, acute spathe.

Synonyms *Dendrobium hydrophilum J.J. Sm. 1909; Dendrobium hydrophilum var. morotaiense J.J.Sm. 1912; Diplocaulobium hydrophilum var. morotaiense (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as Dendrobium hydrophilum; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing ok; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 as Dendrobium hydrophilum photo fide;