Dichaea ecuadorensis Schltr. 1921 SECTION Pseudodichaea

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Full shadeWarm Cold WinterSpring summer Fall

Common Name The Ecuadorian Dichaea

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ecuador in extremely wet cloud forests at elevations of 450 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with branched, cane-like, semipendent stems carrying not deciduous, not close set, disitchous, slender, curved up at the apex leaves that bloom at most any time of the year on a axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Distinguished by the column having a wide pendent apical part without an infrastigmatic ligule


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 041 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing lip only ok/photo good; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae 1 Jimenez y fil 2014 photo good; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide