Dichaea ciliolata Rolfe 1917 SECTION Dichaea Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm CoolSpring Summer

Common Name The Ciliate Dichaea [refers to the hairs on the of the margins of the leaves]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador in very wet montane rain and cloud forests at elevations around 700 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with recumbent stems branching towards the base and carrying not articulate to the sheath, triangular reflexed at mid-point, densely ciliate on the margins leaves that blooms in the late spring through summer on a short, .32" [8 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dichaea lycopodioides Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980 photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing good; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing good

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