Dichaea powellii Schltr. 1922 SECTION Pseudodichaea

Photo by Patricia Harding and The Orchidstudium Website

Deep Shade Hot Warm Winter Spring Summer fall

Common Name Powell's Dichaea

Flower Size

Found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 200 to 850 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, simple or branched towards the base stems carrying stiffly erect, coriaceous, articulate to the sheath, green, linear-ligulate, acute, apiculate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Similar to and often cited as a synonym of, but differs in the stiffly erect, coriaceous leaves dehiscent at the sheath, a smooth ovary, and yellow sepals and petals and the minutely papillose, infrastigmatic ligule.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing good; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing good