Dichaea anchorifera Cogn. 1906 SECTION Dichaeopsis

Collection sheet Photo by L Menini Neto/ collection sheet by and The Flora da Serra Negra - Minas Gerais Webpage

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Common Name The Anchor Carrying Dichaea

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Found in Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil in primary forests at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a small sized, semi-pendent, warm growing epiphyte with flattish oval, simple stems enveloped by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying linear-lanceolate, closely alternate, opposite, keeled, papery, light green, persistent leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers similar to Dichaea cogniauxiana but smaller and more campanulate and has a muricate capsule.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!!!

Synonyms *Epithecia anchorifera (Cogn.) Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Rio de Janiero Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing good;