Dichaea acroblephara Schltr. 1923 SECTION Dichaeopsis Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade HotCoolSpring

Common Name The Pointed Brow Dichaea [refers to the apex of the column?]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica at elevations around 300 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to ascending stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying gramineous, distichous, linaer-oblong, acute, more or less hispidulous on the margins above the middle, complanate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on axillary, lateral, concealed at the base bt leaf sheaths, .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with scarious, round-ovate, acute, apically thickened floral bracts

Synonyms Dichaea standleyi Ames 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 71 1923; Schedul. Orch. 9: 57. 1925 as D standleyi; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956 as D standleyi; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003 as D standleyi; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 photo fide;