Diplocaulobium abbreviatum (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957 SECTION Diplocaulobium

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Common Name or Meaning The Short Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a mini-minature sized, warm growing caespitose epiphyte with a filiform, elongate, flexuous, glabrous rhizome and carrying cylindrical, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, linear, obtuse, glabrous, subcoriaceous leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a apical, compressed, 1/4" [.7 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Dendrobium abbreviatum Schltr.1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing ?; Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014