Diplocaulobium nitidicolle (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Plant in situ Photo by Peter O'Byrne and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Shining Neck Diplocaulobium [refers to the Bright glossy yellow pseduobulbous stems]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in Sulawesi and the Moluccas in lowland primary forests on trees overhanging rivers at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with crowded, erect, yellow, yellow green to olive green with basally swollen, soon deciduous, fusiform to narrowly ovoid-conical, with a gradually tapering necked pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, oblong to ellitpic, obtuse and notched apically, green leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on 1 to 2, a short, single flowered inflorescence arising through a brown, elliptic, acute spathe and carrying very short lived flowers.

Synonyms *Dendrobium nitidicolle J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 drawing/photo good