Dichaea filiarum Pupulin, 2005 SECTION Dichaea

Plant and Flower Photos by Pupulin Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Daughter's Dichaea [Named in honor of the daughters of Franco Pupulin, orchid taxomonist current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica premontane wet forest on the Atlantic slope at elevations of 500 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, pendant stem enveloped completely by disitchous, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying close set, spreading, thick coriaceous, dark olive green, broadly lanceolate, shortly acuminate, abaxially apiculate leaves that blooms in the summer on a solitary, 1/2" [1.3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a muricate ovary and a basal, cylindrical bract and 2 floral bracts, one widely ovate and the other narrowly oblong.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 photo fide;

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