Dipodium paludosum (Griff.) Rchb. f. 1862 SECTION Leopardanthus Photo by Melanie Schori

Inflorescence Photo by Jim Cootes , courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III


Common Name The Pale Dipodium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Malaya, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sumatra, Borneo, and the Philippines as a free standing, large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial in lowland grasslands with basal roots giving rise to an elongate stem bearing many, imbricate, strap-shaped, gradually narrowed from the base to the acute apex, leaves that are basally clasping and articulate to the stem that blooms in the late spring, summer and early fall on a 16" [40 cm] long, 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Grammatophyllum affine Griff. 1851; *Grammatophyllum paludosum Griff. 1851; Wailesia paludosa (Griff.) Rchb.f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Wailesia paludosa; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013 photos fide