Diplocaulobium xanthocaulon (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957 SECTION Diplocaulobium Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeHot Spring and Fall

Common Name The Yellow Stem Diplocaulobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to cauliform to petiliform, thin, ancipitous, wider at the base pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, ligulate, subacute, glabrous, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on an apical, compressed, acute to acuminate, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Schlecther states that the flowers are pale yellow with white tips, the lip is golden yellow with red dots and red tips to the lateral lobes.

Synonyms *Dendrobium xanthocaulon Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Dendrobium xanthocaulon Drawing fide;

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