Dipodium pictum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862

SECTION Leopardanthus Photo courtesy of David Banks , Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Plant and Inflorescence Photo courtesy of 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; 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 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