Diplocaulobium utile (J.J.Sm.) Kraenzl. 1910

drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name The Useful Diplocaulobium [refers to the fact that Islanders made wovewn objects from the stems of this species]

Flower Size 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm]

Found in Sulawesi and the Moluccas without locality as a large sized epiphyte with crowded shiny, yellow green basally swollen, terete and slighyl compressed above stems carrying a single, erect, shiny green, linear, dorsally carinate, obtuse and notched apcially leaf thta blooms arising through an oblong, dark yellow acuminate spathe, peduncle [2.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying an ephemeral flower that turns dark red with age.

Synonyms *Dendrobium utile J.J.Sm. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 O'Byrne and Vermeulen 2008 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #1 2014 photo fide;