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

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Part shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Tightly Clustered Diplocaulobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland rainforests as a mini-miniiature sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, sublinear, apically bilobed, grooved on the upper side along the midvein leaf that blooms in the summer on successive, terminal, .22" [.55 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through a laterally flattened spathe.

Synonyms *Dendrobium phalangillum J.J.Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium phalangillum; Orchids of New Guinea Vol. 2 CD Schuitemann etal; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide;