Dichaea neglecta Schltr. 1918 SECTION Dichaea

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Rudolph Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Opening flower

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Belize Botanic Gardens and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

full shadeCoolFall

Common Name The Neglected Dichaea

Flower Size 1/4" [.8cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 1200 to 1800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, densely caespitose, cool growing epiphyte with a branching, compressed stem completely enveloped by leaf bearing, green spotted sheaths and each carrying distichous, alternate, ovate, acute, 3 veined on each side, articuated to the clasping sheaths that blooms in the fall on an axillary, short, .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long, longer than the leaves, single flowered inflorescence with a finely muricate ovary

Synonyms Dichaea muricata var. neglecta (Schltr.) Kraenzl. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala Vol 2 Ames and Correll 1953 as D muricata var neglecta; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980 photo ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 656 Hamer 1982 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #4 1996 photo hmm; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018