Dichaea rendlei Gleason 1927 Photo by Moditbik and his Moditbik Blog

Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Warm Cool

Common Name Rendle's Dichaea

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela and northern Brazil as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with leafy, pendent stems enveloped by leaf sheath bases carrying ligth green lightly recurved margins, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence

There has been much confusion over this species and D trinitensis but the main differnence is D rendelei is a smaller plant and has the ventral side of the column being concave and does not have a elongate hook-like ligule.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as D hookeri drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, A Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as D hookeri not drawing fide; Native Orchids of the Eastern Caribbean Kenny 1988; Orchids of Venezuela, A Field Guide Vol 1 2nd Edition Romero & Carnevali 2000 as D hookeri not Drawing fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlatchetko, Veyret, Mytnik-Ejdsmont,Sawika, Rutkowski and Baranow 2012 as D hookeri drawing ok;