Dichaea costaricensis Schltr. 1923 SECTION Dichaea Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade HotCool Summer

Common Name The Costa Rican Dichaea

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica and Panama in moist cloud forests on shady tree trunks at elevations of 300 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a pendant, densely leafy stem carrying rectangular-patent, obtuse, minutely mucronate apically, closely spaced, somewhat reflexed, ovate to oblong leaves with a carinate dorsal side that blooms in the summer on an axillary, short, .2 to .24" [.5 to .6 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 73. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #4 1996 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 photo fide