Dipodium javanicum P.O'Byrne 2017 SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE drawing/photos by Peter O'Byrne

Partial shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Java Dipodium

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in western Java in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial or scrambing/climbing herb with a monopodial, slightly compressed, leafy stem carrying suberect, linear, tapering from a broad conduplicate base to an acute apex, 3 main ribbed leaves with overlapping, erect, recurved, broadest in the middle, persistent sheaths that blooms in the fall on an erect, shorter to longer than the leaves, peduncle 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3, rather conspicuous, tubular, distant scales, rachis 2 to 4" [10 cm] long, to 8 flowered inflorescence with loosely clasping, ovate, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying well spaced, outward facing flowers with white with red to pink purple spots tepals, lip white with red to purple streaks on the midlobe, a white column with a yellow apex sometimes with pink-purple spots and a white anther cap.


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