Diplocaulobium kirchianum (A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961 SECTION Goniobulbon Photo by © Kelly W and The Orchids Forum Website

Side View of Flower Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Fragrant Part Sun Hot WinterSpring SummerFall

Common Name or Meaning Kirch's Diplocaulobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland swamp forests, mangroves and coastal forests at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with subcylindrical, deeply 6 grooved, basally adpressed to the rhizome pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, curved, lanceolate, rigidly coriaceous, subequally bidentate apically leaf that blooms all year on a terminal, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and carrying slightly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Dendrobium bulbophylloides J.J.Sm. 1913; *Dendrobium kirchianum A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo ok; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo good;