Dichaea calyculata Poepp. & Endl. 1836 SECTION Dichaeopsis

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Copyright K Senghas and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full shadeHot Cool SpringSummer

Common Name The Hooded Column Dichaea

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet lowland forests at elevations of 220 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying articulate to the sheath, green, linear-oblong, acute to apiculate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a axillary, short to .48" [to 1.2 cm] long,, single flowered inflorescence.

Dosdon states that this species is distinguished by the dehiscent leaves at the sheath, the smooth ovary, the yellow-green sepals and petals, the lip purple at the base with the apical half yellow, the white column and anther, and the lack of an infrastigmatic ligule.

Synonyms Epithecia calyculata (Poepp. & Endl.) Schltr.1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae 1 Jimenez y fil 2014 photo fide;