Dichaea bryophila Rchb.f. 1881 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full Shade HotCool LATESpring

Common Name The Moss-Loving Dichaea

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in southern and southeastern Brazil in wet primary forests on low tree trunks always near water courses at elevations of 250 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with semi-pendulous, somewhat compressed, simple stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying deciduous, alternate, straight, linear-ligulate, well spaced, articulate below to the sheath, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring on an axillary, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a glabrous ovary and capsule.

Synonyms Epithecia bryophila (Rchb.f.) Schltr.1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Rio de Janiero Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing good; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as D sp pg 183 upper lefyphoto fide; Orquidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Chiron & Bolsanello 2014 drawing/photo fide;