Dichaea eligulata Folsom 1994 SECTION Dichaea Photo by Franco Pupulin.


Common Name The No Ligule Dichaea

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet montane cloud forests as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a pendant, branching growth habit with 1 to several stems enveloped completely by close, strongly reflexed, twisted, lanceolate-elliptic, cuneate-rounded base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an axillary, .48 to .6" [1.25 to 15 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a muricate ovary.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; *Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 4 1994 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide to the first photo; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not?