Dichaea longipedunculata D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

SECTION Pseudodichaea

TYPE Drawing by D.E.Benn. & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full ShadeWarm LATESummerFall

Common Name The Long Pedunculate Dichaea

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 842 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying deciduous, oblong-lanceolate, acute, glaucous leaves taht blooms in the late summer and fall on an axillary, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an infundibuliform floral bract and carrying campanulate flowers.

Similar to D anchorilabia but this one differs in the long peduncle that is shorter than the leaves, an apiculate, ciliolate lip that is colored differently, and has 2 well developed teeth at the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 435 D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014