Diplocaulobium arachnoideum (Schlechter) Carr 1934 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens©


Common Name The Spider-Like Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found only in New Guinea as a small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters with flask-shaped, tapered towards them apex pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Dendrobium arachnoideum Schlechter 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as *Dendrobium arachnoideum drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo good; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #8 2014 as Dendrobium arachnoideum photo fide;