Dipodium moultonii P.O'Byrne, Gokusing & A.L.Lamb 2017 SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Part shade Hot Warm Summer EARLIERFall

Common Name Moulton's Dipodium [British Army Major, Ornitholgist and entomologist in Sarawak and collector of the type early 1900's]

Flower Size .6 to .76" [1.5 to 1.9 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in riverine, lowland and hill forests on the coastal flood plain at elevations below 600 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial or climbing scandent herb with woody, erect, monopodial, leafy throughout stems carrying spreading, tapering from the broad canaliculate base to the acute apex, 3 to 5 main ribbed leaves with overlapping, spreading distally, persistent leaf sheaths that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on an erect, shorter than to equal to the leaves, peduncle 6 to 9.6" [15 to 24 cm] long, provided with 3 to 4 distant scales, rachis 1.2" [3.5 to 8 cm] long, cylindricalto 5 flowered inflorescence with clasping, ovate, margin erose obtuse, cream colored, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying nodding yellow flowers with maroon spots.

Unique to the genus in having an obliquely descending, rectangular column wing.


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