Dichaea potamophila Folsom 1994

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing/Photo By James P Folsom

FragranceDeep shadeHot SpringSummer FallWinter

Common Name The River Loving Dichaea

Flower Size .6 to .88" [1.5 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia along streams and rivers at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a few to many basally branching pendent stems carrying closely spaced, spreading, parrot to grass green, broadly lanceolate to oblong, herbaceous-chartaceous, 5 to 9 lateral veined, shortly acuminate apically, abaxially apiculate, smooth margined, basally clasping leaves that blooms at most any time of the year but most often in later spring through summer on an axillary, .32 to .52" [.8 to 1.3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying musky scented, externally subverrucose flowers that last 1 to2 days


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 58 #2 Folsam 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #4 1996 photo fide