Dichaea gomez-lauritoi Pupulin 2007 SECTION Dichaeopsis

TYPE Drawing by Pupulin and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Hot Spring

Common Name Gomez-Laurito's Dichaea [Costa Rican Botany professor and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet caribbean plains forests at elevations of 200 to 250 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a pendent, slightly compressed to subcylindrical stem enveloped almost completely by imbricating, conduplicate leaf sheath bases and carrying widely spaced, subspreading, articulated, narrowly linear-elliptic, acute, the apical margin microciliate distincly flushed with pale purple brown leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, short, subpatent, much shorter than the leaves, filiform, to .44 to .52" [1.1 to 1.3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with the ovary apically muricate and carrying spreading white flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Pap. Bot. 12(1): 87-89, f. 45. Pupulin 2007 drawing fide