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

Flower Closeup Photo by H Teuscher

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; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #10 1967 photo fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 #9 2005; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing good