Dipodium speciosum P.O'Byrne 2013 SECTION Leopardanthus

Side View of Flower

Lip Detail

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

Partial shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Splendid Dipodium

Flower Size 1.48" [3.7 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Thailand in lowland primary forests, hill forests and lower montane forests at elevations of 470 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing, scrambling/climbing terrestrial with erect stems carrying erect to suberect, strap-shaped, tapering to an acute apex, 3 main ribbed, sheaths erect, conduplicate, wider than the leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, shorter than the leaves, peduncle 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, 3 bracted, rachis cylindrical, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, 4.4 to 12" [11 to 30 cm] long overall, 5 to 33 flowered inflorescence with tightly clasping, acute and briefly acuminate, green to yellow floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013 photos fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing/photo fide;