Dipodium meijeri P.O'Byrne 2017 SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Part shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name Meijer's Dipodium [Dutch Botanist collected the type passed 2003]

Flower Size .84 to 1.04" [2.1 to 2.6 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in primary forests near marshes and hill forests on sandstone at elevations of seal level to 750 meters as giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial and scrambling herb with erect, monopodial, slightly compressed, woody, leafy throughout stems enveloped by overlapping, erect, light green, persistent sheaths carrying spreading, linear, tapering from the broad, conduplicate base to the acute apex, 3 ribbed, green leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, shorter than the leaves, peduncle 3.2 to 4.4" [8 to 11 cm] long, provided with 2 scales, rachis cylindrical, 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence with tighly clasping, ovate, obtuse, brown floral bracts and carrying small flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing/photo fide;