Diplocaulobium tipula (J.J. Sm.) Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Another Flower Photos by Dale and Deni Borders

Part shade

Common Name The Water Spider Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

An epiphyte found in Papua and New Guinea at the edge of rainforests with a creeping and branching rhizome that has close set psuedobulbs and a single, shining, dark green leaf that has a bract at the base through which a short inflorescence arises through a spathe with a solitary flower.

This species is found in New Guinea and the flowers are quite ephemeral and last for only 10 hours.

Synonyms *Dendrobium tipula J.J.Smith 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002

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