Dichaea muricatoides Hamer & Garay 1974 SECTION Dichaea

Plant and Flowers Photos by the Belize Botanic Gardens and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

full shadeCoolWinter

Common Name The Muricata-like Dichaea

Flower Size 1.2" [2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 1200 to 1850 meters as a small to medium sized, cool and pendant growing epiphyte with compressed stems completely enveloped by imbricating leaf bearing sheaths carrying distichous, alternate, slightly twisted, elliptic, acute to rounded leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, short, .48 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a muricate ovary and capsule.

Synonyms Dichaea liebmannii Rchb.f. 1879; *Dichaea tuerckheimii Kraenzl. 1923 nom illeg.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo hmm; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 655 Hamer 1982 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok; Icones Orchidaceraum I plate 13 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;

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