Dipodium pictum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862

SECTION Leopardanthus Photo by J Meijvogel, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Peter Maxwell

Common Name The Painted Dipodium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Java, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines in lowlands, hill and montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1100 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with an elongate stem rooting at any point and sometimes making keikis below with imbricating, basally clasping, closely 2 ranked, blades turned outwards, entirely conduplicate leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, to 12 to 18" [30 to 45 cm +] long, 10 to 30 flowered, racemose inflorescence.

The Plant gives the impression of being a squashed Vanda

Synonyms *Wailesia picta Lindl. 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Wailesa picta sic; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 draing fide; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lowland Orchids Of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013

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