Diplocaulobium textile (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961 SECTION Diplocaulobium Photo by Art Vogel

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Textile Diplocaulobium [probably refers to the lip mid lobe that has a rather woven surface texture]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in lower forests, hill ridge forests and mossy montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with crowded erect, basally swollen, narrowly ovoid to cylindro-conical, attenuate, green, olive green to brown pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical,erect, linear, tapering at both ends, notched, green to dark green leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from and hidden within an oblong, dark brown spathe.

Synonyms *Dendrobium textile J.J.Sm. 1932; Diplocaulobium textile var. haematostictum P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 drawing/photo fide

Diplocaulobium textile var. haematostictum P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2009

Another Angle Photos by Art Vogel

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Blood Spotted Diplocaulobium [refers to the lip coloration]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Sulawesi at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte. The flowers and plant are consistently larger than the type and the lip is white with red spotting.

Synonyms Dendrobium textile var. haematostictum (P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm.) Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 drawing/photo fide

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