Diplocaulobium pulvilliferum (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Plant and Flower Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Small Cushion Carrying Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with obclavate, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ligulate, subacute, bilobed apically, cuneate below leaf that blooms in the spring on a .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe.

Synonyms *Dendrobium pulvilliferum Schltr 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Dendrobium pulvilliferum Schltr 1912 drawing good?; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 drawing good; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide;