Diplocaulobium schouteniense

Diplocaulobium schouteniense (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes, Lloydia 20 (1957) 130.

Basionym: Dendrobium schouteniense.

Pseudobulbs 1-leaved, at the base fusiform, 1.8-2.4 by 1-1.3 cm, upper part long and slender, 1.5-8 cm by 2.5-2.7 mm. Leaves erect, narrowly lanceolate, 5.4-9.8 by 0.9-1.5 cm, coriaceous, apex almost equally bidentate. Inflorescences 1-flowered, spathe 2.2-2.4 cm long, acute; peduncle 1.5-1.7 cm long. Pedicel 7.2-7.5 cm long; ovary 0.5 cm long. Flower c. 7 cm across. Dorsal sepal 3.8-4.5 cm by 4.3 mm. Lateral sepals 4.1-4.5 cm by 8.5 mm, mentum 0.6-0.63 cm long, obtuse, retuse. Petals 3.4-4 cm by 2 mm. Lip 3-lobed, 2-2.1 by 0.55 cm, with two papillose keels; midlobe 1.25 cm long, the apical part dilated, 0.4 cm wide. Column 0.3 cm long; column-foot 0.7 cm long, papillose.
(after Smith, 1929).

Colours: Not known.

Habitat: Not known, in the lowlands near the coast.

Flowering time in the wild: Not known.

Distribution: New Guinea (endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Biak-Numfor Regency).

Notes: Diplocaulobium schouteniense should be compared with Diplocaulobium pililobum.

Cultivation: Warm growing epiphyte.