Dipodium scandens (Blume) J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Leopardanthus


Photos by JB Comber and Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sunHotCoolSummer

Common Name The Scandent Dipodium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Thailand?, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Bismark Islands, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Queensland Australia in swamp forests, lowland forests and hill forests at elevations of 300 to 1400 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate stem completely enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying strap-shaped, close set, 2 ranked leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, 4 to 18 flowered inflorescence with sometimes non-resupinate flowers

D pandanum is said to be a synonym of this species but I have left them separate at this time

Synonyms Dipodium elatum J.J.Sm. 1908; Grammatophyllum scandens (Blume) Griff. 1851; Hydranthus scandens (Blume) Kuhl & Hasselt ex Rchb.f 1862; *Leopardanthus scandens Blume 1849

References A href="https://www.tropicos.org/home">W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing/photo fide;