Diplocaulobium chrysotropis (Schltr.) A.D. Hawkes 1957 SECTION Goniobulbon

Photos by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower

Photos by Dr Ed DeVogel


Common Name The Golden-Keeled Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with suberect to ascending, 5 angled, cylindrical pseudobulbs carying a single, apical, erect to suberect, ligulate to oblong-ligulate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a successive single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Dendrobium chrysotropis Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium chrysotropis; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 19124/85 as *Dendrobium chrysotropis Schltr. 1906 drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981photo plant only; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #2 2010 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Dendrobium chrysotropsis photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #8 2014 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014 photo