Dichaea caveroi D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001SECTION Dichaeopsis

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TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name Cavero's Dichaea [Ecuadorian Collector of species current]

Flower Size .25" [8.2mm]

Found in Peru in very wet dense montane rainforests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial, erect to arching, narrowly foliaceous, sparsely branching stem carrying the conduplicate bases of the disitichously arranged, imbricating , narrowly linear, arcuate, acute, thin leaves with minutely ciliolate margins that blooms in the spring on a short to .8" [2 cm] long, slender, axillary, single flowered inflorescence

Some references put this species as a synonym of Dichaea calyculata.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 629 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014