Diplocaulobium regale [Schlechter] A.D.Hawkes 1957 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Photo by Graham Bowden

Another Flower

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Red Form

Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Regal Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 3" [8 cm]

A small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species found in New Guinea on mossy trees in tall humid forests at 700 to 2100 meters and is a hot to cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical and slender above , swollen and ovoid basaly stems covered by imbricating sheaths and drying to bright yellow with age and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, subacute to obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a short inflorescence that arises from the base of the leaf through a large compressed sheath and has a single, showy, very short lived, flat flower at a time. It needs a well draining, quick drying medium to maintain the health of the plant.

Synonyms *Dendrobium regale Schltr. 1912; Dendrobium regale var. euanthum Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as Dendrobium regale var. euanthum Schltr. 1912 Drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo plant only; Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Speceis Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982 photo fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon, 1982 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photos fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; The Dendrobium HP Wood 2006 photo fide; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 as Dendrobium regale photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 photo fide;

Diplocaulobium regale var alba Photo by Mrs Ralph Levy and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Diplocaulobium regale var euanthe [Schlechter] A.D.Hawkes 1957 Photo courtesy of Greg and Kerri Steenbeeke and their Orkology Kreations Website

A color variety of the previous species.