Dichaea retroflexiligula Folsom 1994 SECTION Dichaea

TYPE Drawing Photo/TYPE Drawing by James P Folsom

Common Name The Back Bent Ligule Dichaea [refers to the back bent ligule beneath the column]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Boca del Toro Panama at elevations around 340 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1 to several, pendent to scandent stems carrying close set, spreading, slightly reflexed, green-citrine to olive to dark olive-green, oblong-lanceolate, apiculate, marginally smooth, hyaline, apicaly becoming denticulate, 5 to 6 nerved leaves with slightly flaring, undulate free margin, pale yellow-olive, green postulate sheaths that blooms in the spring on a solitary, peduncle olive-green, .22 to .34" [5.5 to 8.5 mm] long, stout, small pustulate, inner bract narrowly oblanceolate-acuminate, apically yellow green, outer bract, eccentric funnelform, apically acuminate, single flowered inflorescence carrying a semi cupped, non-odiferous flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Orchid Digest 58: 187 Folsom 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #4 1996 as T fuscum photo fide