Dichaea elianae Xim.Bols. 2010 SECTION Dichaeopsis

TYPE Drawing Photo/TYPE Drawing by Ximena Bolsanello

Full Shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name Eliana's Dichaea [Brazilan Botanist current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations of 200 to 770 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a pendent, simple to rarely basally branched stem enveloped almost completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying oblong-lanceolate, conduplicate, arcuate, acute, leaves that blooms in the summer in cultivation on an axillary, .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a broadly elliptic, cucullate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Richardiana 10(4): 194-196. Xim.Bols. 2010. drawing fide; Orquidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Chiron & Bolsanello 2014 drawing/photo fide