Diplocaulobium tentaculatum (Schltr.) Kraenzl. 1910

SECTION Diplocaulobium Photo by A Mueller and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower? Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Tentacled Diplocaulobium

Found in New Guinea at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring and fall on a erect, single flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers that start out white and turn pinkish red with age.

CAUTION I am not postitive of this determination so please use with caution. The first photo satisfies the parameters of Schlechter's drawing better.

Synonyms *Dendrobium tentaculatum Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Dendrobium tentaculatum drawing good ; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002 ;