Dipodium lambii P.O'Byrne 2017SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Partial shade Hot Spring and Fall

Common Name Lamb's Dipodium [Datuk Anthony Lamb collected the type specimen current]

Flower Size 1.08 to 1.68" [2.7 to 4.2 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in Heath forests at elevations of 200 to 450 meters as a giant sized, hot growing terrestrial or climbing/scrambling herb with a monopodial, woody, slightly compressed, leafy throughout stem carrying spreading, strap-shaped, distally tapering to an acute apex, 3 main ribbed, dark green leaves with overlapping, distally spreading, broader than the leaves, persistent sheaths that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, shorter to much longer than the leaves, peduncle 4 to 10.4" [10 to 26 cm] long, provided with 3, distant scales, rachis 3.2 to 7.6" [8 to 19 cm] long, to 11 flowered inflorescence with ovate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


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