Dichaea acuminata Schltr. 1920

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Acuminate Dichaea [refers to the apex of the lip?]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found only in Colombia at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect to ascending, simple, densely leafy stem envelopd completely by imbricating, leaf sheeath bases carrying patent, oblong, oblique to shortly acuminate to apiculate leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence with an ovate, acuminate bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 200 Schlechter 1920; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, Beihefte 57: #276. Schlechter 1929 Drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide