Diplocaulobium solomonense Carr 1934 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Drawing By Lewis & Cribb 1991

FragrantPart Shade Cool

Common Name The Solomon Island Diplocaulobium

Flower Size

Found in the Solomon Islands in montane rain forests at elevations around 1600 to 1730 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with basally swollen, thinner above pseuobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-oblong, minutely bilobed apically, bright green, narrowing below into the clasping base leaf that blooms on a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate, straw colored bract and carrying fragrant flowers with basally yellow, becoming pink to pale yellow to white at the tips with pink lip and a pale green callus on the mid lobe.

The Natives of the Solomon Islands make ceremonial belts, armbands and batons from the fibers of the pseudobulbs of this species.

Synonyms Dendrobium bougainvilleanum T.C.Hsu 2016; Dendrobium solomonense (Carr) Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide ;