Diplocaulobium iboense (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957 SECTION Diplocaulobium Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Deep Shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Ibo Diplocaulobium [A mountain range within New Guinea]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations between 1000 to 1100 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, basally sightly swollen, ancipitous, straw yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, subcoriaceous, glabrous, linear, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an apical, acute, compressed, .6 to .68" [1.5 to 1.7 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Dendrobium iboense Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D aff iboense drawing good;