Dichaea fusca Valsko, Holanda & Krahl 2014 SECTION Dichaeopsis

Plant and Flower Photos by Valsko, Holanda & Krahl and The Richardiana Website

Full ShadeHot Spring Summer

Common Name The Dark Dichaea

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Amazonas Brazil in camparinara and dense rain forests on shrubs close to the ground at elevations of 70 to 80 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate, terete, suberect, simple to basally branched stem enveloped by imbricating, superposed, glabrous, deep green to entirely brown leaf sheath bases carrying narrowly elliptic, acute, basally rounded, lax, glabrous, deciduous, articulated to the sheath, margin entire, deep green to entirely brown leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a lateral, axillary, peduncle to .18" [4.6 mm] long, to .33" [8.2 mm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with 2 basal, tubular, glabrous, cream to yellowish, margins entire bracts and a similar floral bract.

Similar to D tenuis but it has terete and coriaceous leaves , globualr flowers with a broadly rounded lip that ias apiculate in the middle


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Richardiana 14: 134 Valsko, Holanda & Krahl 2014 photo fide