Dichaea cogniauxiana Schltr. 1922 Photo by Angelo Lo Re

Plant and Flowers Photo by Mauro Peixoto

Plant in situ in Boia Ceia elevation 300 meters Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full shadeHot Cool Summer

Common Name Cogniaux' Dichaea [Belgian Botanist in Brazil 1800'a]

Flower Size .3" [7mm]

Found in Espiritu Santo, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, Parana, Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso states of Brazil in Atlantic rainforests at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters as a small sized, pendant, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, thin stem completely enveloped by persistent leaf bearing sheaths, older ones leafless, younger ones carrying linear-lanceolate, distichous, acute to obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, very short, single flowered inflorescence .

Distinguished from others in the genus by the elongate base to the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 not; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 drawing good/photo ok; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing hmm; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Rio de Janiero Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo good; Orquidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Chiron & Bolsanello 2014 drawing/photo fide

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