Diplocaulobium validicolle (J.J. Sm.) Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Diplocaulobium Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

Part Sun Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Strong Stemmed Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 2.4" to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with crowded, oblong-ovoid basally, slender apically, subterete pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, slightly widening towards the apex, basally conduplicate, apically rounded, narrowly emarginate, rigidly coriaceous leaf that blooms on a terminal, successively several, single flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate spathe and with a very short, ring like, shortly acuminate apically floral bract

Synonyms *Dendrobium validicolle J.J. Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002

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