Dichaea camaridioides Schltr.1920 SECTION Dichaea

Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Full Shade Cool Cold Summer Fall

Common Name The Camaridium-Like Dichaea

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Guyana? in cloud forests and on tepui slopes and summits at elevations of 1200 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool, pendant growing epiphyte with a pendulous, papillose-ciliate, densely leafy stem carrying many, pilose, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence with an oval, acuminate floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, Beihefte 57: #277. Schlechter 1929 Drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as D brachypoda not drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 5 Foldats 1970 as D brachypoda not drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as D brachypoda not drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #4 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia COS 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide