Dipodium Paludosum
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Dipodium Paludosum

Dipodium paludosum
Dipodium paludosum - Curtis' 122 (Ser. 3 no. 52) pl 7464 (1896).jpg
Illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1896
Scientific classification
D. paludosum
Binomial name
Dipodium paludosum

Dipodium paludosum is an terrestrial orchid species that is native to south-east Asia . It occurs in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo.[2] The leaves up to 30 cm long and 2.5 cm wide. The axillary racemes comprise 6 to 12 fleshy flowers which are each up to 4 cm wide and are cream with purple-magenta spots.[3]

The species was formally described in 1851 by British botanist William Griffith who gave it the name Grammatophyllum paludosum. Griffith had collected the plant from swampy upland in Malacca, growing in association with Nepenthes species.[4] It was transferred to the genus Dipodium by German botanist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach in 1862.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Dipodium paludosum (Griff.) Rchb.f." The Plant List version 1.1. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Dipodium paludosum (Griff.) Rchb.f., Xenia Orchid. 2: 15 (1862)". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Chin, See Chung; Tan, Hugh T.W. (1998). The Concise Flora of Singapore: Monocotyledons. NUS Press. pp. 89-90. ISBN 978-9971-69-207-0.
  4. ^ Orchid Album: Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants. B.S. Williams. 1893. pp. 19-20.

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