Dipodium puspitae P.O'Byrne 2017 SECTION Leopardanthus

TYPE Drawing

Photo/type drawing by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Hot LATE Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name Puspita's Dipodium [Mr Puspitaningtyas Indonesian Orchid researcher and plant conservationist current]

Flower Size 1.04 to 1.84" [2.6 to 4.6 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Borneo in grasslands and swamps at elevations of 25 to 250 meters as a large to giant sized, hot growing terrestrial or scrambling/climbing herb with erect, monopodial, slightly compressed stems carrying suberect, strap-shaped, tapering from the broad conduplicate base to an acute apex, 3 main ribbed, green to dark grayish green leaves with overlapping, loose, suberect, 5 ribbed, persistent sheaths that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an erect, much longer than the leaves, peduncle 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, provided with 4 to 5 tubular scales, rachis slightly angular, 3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long , 9 to 11 flowered inflorescence with loosely clasping, ovate-elliptic, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small to medium sized non-freagrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing/photo fide;