Dichaea galeata Dodson 1997 SECTION Pseudodichaea TYPE Drawing by © Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name The Helmut Dichaea [Refers to the large anther cap's shape]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations of 450 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to coolgrowing epiphyte with an erect to recumbent, simple to basally branched stem enveloped almost completely by imbricating, leaf sheath bases and carrying distichous, spreading, soft, articulated, green, linear-oblong, acute, apiculate leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, short, suberect, much shorter than the leaves, filiform, to .24" [6 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with the capsule and the ovary muricate and carrying campanulate flowers with yellow white sepals and petals, a white lip, column and anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 271 Dodson 1997 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae 1 Jimenez y fil 2014;