Diplocaulobium aratriferum (J.J. Sm.) P.F. Hunt & Summerh. 1961 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Photo 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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Photo by Dr Ed de Vogel © and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Plow-Carrying Diplocaulobium [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 3 3/4" [9cm]

Found in New Guinea as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a basally swollen pseudobulb carrying a lanceolate leaf that blooms through a bract at the apex of the pseudobulb

Synonyms *Dendrobium aratriferum J.J. Sm.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Dendrobium aratriferum; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium aratriferum; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 as Dendrobium aratriferum photo fide;