Dichaea dammeriana Kraenzl. 1923 SECTION Dichaea

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Common Name Dammer's Dichaea [Head Gardener at Berlin Botanical Garden late 1800's]

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador in montane rain and cloud forests at elevations of 200 to 1950 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a pendant growth habit, and a slender stem carrying persistant, brownish green, ligulate-lanceolate, thin, acute, hispid-cilate margined leaves with an apiculate and ciliolate apex that blooms in the spring through summer on an axillary, .24 t o.6" [6 to 15 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a muricate ovary

Synonyms Dichaea histrio Rchb. f. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Engler Pflanzenr., IV, 50(83): 41. 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 73. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 265. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 651 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #4 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo ide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer fide 2010 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing/photo ok; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018