Dichaea oxyglossa Schltr. 1923 SECTION Dichaea Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Cool

Common NameThe Sharp Tongued Dichaea

Flower Size

Found only in Costa Rica and Panama in moist forests on shady tree trunks at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, pendant, cool growing epiphyte with a pendant stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths and each carrying distichous, narrowly oblong, apiculate, recurved leaves that blooms on an axillary, short, .4 to .5" [1 to 1.3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a muricate ovary.

SynonymsDichaea acostae Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 264. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as D acostae; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 267. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 306. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as D acostae; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956 as D acostae; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dresssler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003 as D acostae

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