Dichaea australis Cogn. 1906 SECTION Dichaeaopsis Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista Orchidstudium

Plant and Flower Photo by Oliver Lenhard.

Plant in situ, Sao Paulo Brazil Photo by Jay Pfahl.

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Common Name or Meaning The Southern Dichaea

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo state in Brazil at elevations around 800 meters as a cool to warm growing epiphyte.

Similar to D bonplandiana but the D australis has clear green flowers, flat petal apices, a white lip with an entire margin and no horn-like projections on the column while D bonplandiana has yellow-greenish flowers, incurved and concave petal apices, a cream colored lip with a ciliate margin, and horn-like projections on the column.

Synonyms Epithecia australis (Cogn.) Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019

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