Dichaea hollinensis Dodson 1993 SECTION Dichaeopsis TYPE Drawing by © Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Cool LATEWinter

Common Name The Hollin Dichaea [A town in Napo Ecuador]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 1150 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, simple to basally branching stem enveloped almost completely by imbricating, sheathing leaf bases carrying distichous, widely separated for the genus, horizontally spreading, stiff, articulated below, green, leaner-oblong, obtuse, apiculate leaves that blooms in the late winter on an axillary, suberect, much shorter than the leaves, filiform, to .24" [6 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a glabrous ovary and capsule and carrying campanulate flower.

Dodson 1993 "This species is distinguished by the erect plant habit, the oblong, obtuse, deciduous leaves, the glabrous ovary, the yellow-white flowers, the 4- lobed lip with basal lobes thickened along the basal margin, the longitudinal, fleshy lamellae from the base to the midpoint of the lip, and the column with an elongate, beaked rostellum."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(1): 105. Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae 1 Jimenez y fil 2014 drawing fide/photo hmm;