Dipodium purpureum J.J.Sm. 1910

Drawing

Drawings

TYPE Photo of D purpureum ssp adesum

TYPE Drawing of D purpureum ssp adesum

TYPE Drawing of D purpureum ssp philippinense

TYPE Drawing of D purpureum ssp sulaense Photos/drawings by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Partial shade Hot

Common Name The Purple Dipodium

Flower Size 1.36 to 2" [3.4 to 5 cm]

Found in Borneo at elevations of 50 to 1250 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or climbing/scrambling herb with monopodial, leafy stems carrying spreading to arching, strap-shaped, canaliculate, gradually flattening and tapering to the acute apex, 3 main ribs, green leaves with overlapping, suberect, wider than the leaf, green, persistent sheaths that blooms st most any time of the year on 1 to 5, suberect to arching to drooping under the weight of the flowers, shorter to longer than the leaves, peduncle 2.4 to 7.2" [6 to 18 cm] long, provided with 3 to 4, distant scales, rachis [6 to 27 cm] long, loose to crowded, 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with clasping, ovate, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying outward facing, large, non-fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Dipodium purpureum subsp. adesum P.O'Byrne & Gokusing 2017; Dipodium purpureum subsp. philippinense P.O'Byrne 2017; Dipodium purpureum subsp. sulaense P.O'Byrne 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist to the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 photos/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 Dipodium purpureum subsp. adesum drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 Dipodium purpureum subsp. philippinense P.O'Byrne 2017 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 Dipodium purpureum subsp. sulaense P.O'Byrne 2017 drawing/photo fide;

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