Dichaea lehmannii Schltr.1920 Photo by Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name Lehmann's Dichaea [German council and Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1.7" [4.4 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 1300 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendent, arcuate, terete, leafy stem carrying articulate, narrowly linear, acute, falcate-patent leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an axillary, thin, short single flowered inflorescence with a cucullate-ovate, acuminate floral bract.

CAUTION!!! I cannot be sure of either of these determinations so please use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, Beihefte 7: 201. Schlechter 1920; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, Beihefte 57: #278. Schlechter 1929 Drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo hmm