Diplocaulobium mekynosepalum (Schltr.) Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Lip Detail

Another View Photos by Dr Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Side View Of Flower Photo by Art Vogel

Another Flower Photo courtesy of David Banks -Australia Copyrighted

Common Name

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This species is a medium large, warm to cool growing epiphyte found in New Guinea in lowland forests or in rubber plantations usually on mossy trunks or mossy branches of trees at elevations of 750 to 1300 meters with erect, greensish brown in youth, re-brown to red-purple when mature, fusiform to narrowly ellipsoid to ovoid, carrying a single, apical, erect to decurved, oblong to lanceoalte leaf that blooms in the spring on a erect to drooping, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from a compressed, ovate-elliptic yellow brown bract held at the leaf axil of a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms *Dendrobium mekynosepalum Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985 as *Dendrobium mekynosepalum Schltr. 1906 Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing good; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002