Dichaea luerorum Dodson 1993 TYPE Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Full ShadeWarmSummer

Common Name Luer's Dichaea [American experts on Pleurothallis current]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 700 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect to recumbent, simple to branched stem enveloped by imbricating, leaf sheath bases carrying distichous, dense, horizontally spreading, articulated below, green, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, apiculate leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, suberect, much shorter than the leaves, filiform, to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a muricate ovary and capsule and carrying open, spreading flowers.

Dodson 1993 "This species is distinguished by the erect to recumbent plant habit , the broad, tightly imbricate, deciduous leaves, the muricate ovary, and the extraordinarily large, ovate clinandrial-hood over the anther."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 106 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010