Dichaea bragae Valsko, Krahl & A.S.S.Holanda 2014 SECTION Dichaeopsis

TYPE Drawing Collection/ Photos/ TYPE Drawing by © Jefferson Josť Valsko; Amauri Herbert Krahl, Ana Sofia Sousa de Holanda, Charles Eugene Zartman and The Cielo Webpage "A new species of Dichaea (Orchidaceae) for northern Brazil"

Full Shade Hot Fall

Common Name Braga's Dichaea [refers to Dr. Pedro Ivo Soares Braga Brazilian Botanist late 1900's/early 2000's]

Flower Size

Found in Amazonas Brazil near Manaus in dense ombrophilous forest at elevations of 90 to 100 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a cylindrical shaped, not branched stem enveloped almost completely by imbricate leaf bases carrying deciduous, distichous, elliptic, apiculate, rounded basally, articulate below leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, 6.8 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with two tubular, sharp apex, entire margin, slightly greenish white-colored bracts at its base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Acta Amazonica 44: 398 Valsko, Krahl & A.S.S.Holanda 2014 Drawing/photos fide