Dichaea globosa Dressler & Pupulin 2005 SECTION Dichaeopsis Photo by Diederick Antoni Copyright

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Common Name The Round Dichaea [refers to the overall shape of the flower]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 740 to 1250 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphytewith an erect stem carrying distichous, basally clasping, elliptic-ovate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, very short, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower close to the stem and leaf axil.

This orchid requires deep shade and humid conditions


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Novon 16: 340. 2006